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U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division

U.S. Army 10th Mountain Division

Location: Uzbek air base in Termez, along Uzbekistan's border with Afghanistan
Home base: Fort Drum, New York
Personnel deployed: About 1,000 (out of approximately 10,000)
Mission: Humanitarian and search-and-rescue*
Expertise: Mountain and winter warfare, logistical support
Insignia: Two red, crossed bayonets
Founded: July 13, 1943
Stationed with: U.S. Air Force special operations forces, to be used for search-and-rescue operations

*Uzbekistan has agreed to provide the United States with use of its airspace and the "necessary military and civilian infrastructure" on the ground, leaving the door open for offensive operations.


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