DOD announces USAREUR units for Afghanistan deployment

March. 21, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

HEIDELBERG, Germany -- The Department of Defense announced March 15 that two U.S. Army Europe units will deploy in spring 2012 as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

Units deploying include:

173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, with headquarters in Vicenza, Italy, and units stationed there and in Bamberg and Schweinfurt, Germany.

12th Combat Aviation Brigade, with headquarters in Katterbach, Germany, and units stationed in Ansbach, Illesheim, and Landstuhl, Germany.

The units will join USAREUR’s V Corps headquarters, stationed in Wiesbaden, Germany, whose deployment to Afghanistan was announced March 8.

The 173rd ABCT is conducting deployment preparation training March 4 to March 24, training with forces from Albania, Bosnia, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia and Slovenia at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany.

During that training, the 173rd was part of a first-of-its-kind opportunity to learn to operate and maintain multiple hybrid-power management systems as part of the Army's Net Zero Operational Energy program.

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