- Associated Press - Wednesday, January 13, 2016

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - A statement from Fort Campbell says U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton B. Carter plans to speak to soldiers at the Army post.

The statement says Carter will visit the sprawling post on the Kentucky-Tennessee line on Wednesday and deliver a speech to soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters and the 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

The Army has said that about 1,300 soldiers with the 2nd Brigade and about 500 soldiers with Headquarters will deploy this year to Iraq and Kuwait and help with advising Iraqi security forces. The soldiers are expected to be deployed for about nine months.

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