ARLINGTON, Va. — About 15,000 Army National Guard troops are getting the word
that they will deploy to either Afghanistan or Iraq beginning in the summer of
2009, Pentagon officials announced Monday.
Two National Guard brigades totaling about 7,000 personnel will be sent to
Afghanistan, and another three brigades, totaling about 8,000 troops, are
destined for Iraq, Pentagon spokesman Bryan Whitman told reporters.