The Pentagon announced Thursday that the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord will deploy to Afghanistan later this year.
The nine-month deployment that is scheduled to begin in early winter will impact 3,900 soldiers and their families.
It would be the third deployment for the brigade, which served twice in Iraq from 2007-08 and 2009-2010.
The brigade will deploy as Combined Task Force Raider and continue the work training Afghan security forces so they can take over their own security after U.S. combat troops leave as early as mid-2013.
“Drawing on experience from two deployments and the …