August 28, 2011 in City

3rd Brigade from Lewis-McChord to redeploy

Associated Press

TACOMA – The 3rd Stryker Bridge from Joint Base Lewis-McChord is going to deploy to Afghanistan again this December, the Pentagon announced Friday.

It will be the 3rd Brigade’s fourth combat deployment in 10 years and its first to Afghanistan.

The brigade’s 3,200 soldiers are training to protect civilians and track down insurgents in Afghanistan.

The brigade returned from a yearlong mission in Iraq in July and August 2010.

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