3,000 members of 82nd Airborne to deploy to Afghanistan

Cumberland County News

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WNCN) – A total of 3,000 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division will deploy this summer to Afghanistan, officials said.

Rep. Richard Hudson confirmed the deployment and released a statement that read:

“The 82nd Airborne Division is absolutely vital to our national security,” said Hudson. “With gratitude, Renee and I will continue to pray for these world-class soldiers and their families who sacrifice so much.”

The deployment is part of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

This story will be updated.

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