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4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team deploys in February

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HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) -

The U.S. Dept. of Defense announced Thursday the deployment of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team to Afghanistan.

In February, the Vanguard Brigade is scheduled to depart from their home station for a nine-month deployment as part of the International Security and Assistance Force under the command of Regional Command – East.

About 2,200 soldiers will provide support and train the Afghan National Security Forces, according to the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.

The unit has been training for this mission since July. It included a month-long mission readiness exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La. in November, according to the Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.

The team was deployed to Iraq from July 2010 to July 2011. During that mission, they strengthened Iraqi Security Forces and transitioned missions and facilities in the Al Anbar Province to the Iraqi government.  

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