Fort Polk Soldier Deployment Underway

The summer rotation of soldiers from Fort Polk to Afghanistan is underway.

Today the 4th brigade combat team of the 10th Mountain Division is part of a deployment ceremony held on Honor Field.

More than 12 hundred soldiers are headed out.  They will be a security force assistance brigade.  Their commander says they’ve been training for this.

These soldiers will serve as advisers and when necessary work with their Afghan counterparts to keep the peace.  As the US Army begins to disengage from Afghanistan, their goal has been to turn over security of that nation to their own forces.

KLAX ABC 31 News 6/14/13