U.S. Troop Deployments

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About 62,000 U.S. troops have been ordered to head for the Persian Gulf region. With roughly 60,000 troops already in the region, the latest deployments put the Pentagon well on its way to exceeding its goal of having 100,000 soldiers there by Jan. 31. Here's a look at the latest orders:



Navy hospital ship Comfort - departed from Port of Maryland Jan. 6.


Langley Air Force Base, Va. - 1st Fighter Wing (F-16 fighters)


Seymour Johnson Air Force Base, N.C. - 4th Fighter Wing (F-15E Strike Eagles)


Camp Lejeune, N.C. – 7,000 troops from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force


Robins Air Force Base, Ga. - 116th Air Control Wing (E-8C Joint Stars surveillance planes)


Fort Stewart and Fort Benning, Ga. - 11,000 Army troops from the 3rd Infantry Division


Moody Air Force Base, Ga. - 347th Rescue Wing (HH-60 rescue helicopters and HC-130 refueling planes)


Hurlburt Field, Fla. - 16th Special Operations Wing (AC-130 gunships)


Fort Bliss, Texas - Air Defense Unit (Patriot antimissile batteries)


Holloman Air Force Base, N.M. - 49th Fighter Wing (F-117 stealth fighters)


Ellsworth Air Force Base, S.D. - 28th Bomb Wing (B-1B Bombers)

Nellis Air Force Base, Nev. - 57th Wing (Predator drones)


Camp Pendleton, Calif. – Over 7,000 troops from the 1st Marine Expeditory Force


U.S. Bases In Europe:


Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany - 52nd Fighter Wing (F-16CJ antiradar planes)


Heidelberg, Germany - Units of Army V Corps, engineering & communication specialists
  • Tricia McDermott

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