101st Soldiers to Deploy

Nearly 150 soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division will deploy to Iraq within the next 24 hours.

The soldiers are from the Army’s 541st Transportation Company.

Military officials said it is unrelated to the scheduled deployment of about 17,000 soldiers set to leave this fall.

The soldiers will serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.

The 101st returned last fall from a year-long deployment to Iraq, where it served primarily in urban areas in Baghdad and Tikrit.