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1,230 soldiers to deploy to Afghanistan from Ft. Polk

FORT POLK, LA (WAFB) -

The Department of Defense announced Saturday that more than 1,200 troops from Fort Polk's infantry brigade combat team will be deployed to Afghanistan.

This team of roughly 1,230 is part of the upcoming summer rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan.

The deploying unit is the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Polk, LA.

Their role will mainly be to advise the Afghan army.

A deployment ceremony is planned for Friday.

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