2 Fort Carson brigades Afghanistan-bound next year

FORT CARSON, Colo. (KKTV) - Two Fort Carson brigades are Afghanistan-bound next year.

Fort Carson confirmed Thursday that the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team and 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, both of the 4th Infantry Division, would be deploying in the spring of 2018.

This is part of the regular rotation of forces to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel, the Mountain Post said.

"The 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the 4th Infantry Division has a proud deployment history in support of operations in Afghanistan," said Col. David Zinn, commander, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. "Our War Horse soldiers are trained, ready, and are honored that the Army has selected our unit for the deployment."

The commander of the 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team shared similar sentiments.

"The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division is trained and ready for any mission in the Army. Our formation of soldiers are fit, inspired, disciplined, and trained. We couldn't do this without our families and owe special thanks for their willingness to stand by our most precious resource -- The American Soldier," said Col. Monté L. Rone.

No other details about the deployments were released.