POSTED: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:49pm
UPDATED: Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 12:46pm
FORT BLISS, TX — Approximately 1,700 Fort Bliss soldiers are preparing for a new deployment.
The Department of Defense announced Wednesday that the 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Bliss will depart for Afghanistan this winter.
An additional 1,400 soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood will also deploy.
The length of the deployment is unknown.
The soldiers will be conducting security operations in Afghanistan.