-Fort Drums's commander confirmed tonight a Newzjunky story that the Tenth Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team will be leaving for Afghanistan mid-March.
Major General James Terry made the announcement at a Christmas reception Sunday for community leaders held at the LeRay Mansion. MG Terry said his soldiers maintain the freedoms that America enjoys and do the bidding of the national leadership when called upon.
The 1st Brigade originally was to go to Iraq this month but those orders were cancelled as US presence in Iraq is decreasing and the Afghan war is ramping up after this week's announcement by President Obama.
The Tenth continues to be among the most deployed units in the Army.