More US troops deploy overseas in wake of Ukraine invasion

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Posted at 10:52 AM, Mar 12, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-12 10:52:15-05

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — U.S. soldiers are continuing to deploy to Europe, joining thousands already sent overseas to support NATO allies amid Russia's invasion of Ukraine.

Troops from the 87th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade gathered Friday at Hunter Airfield in Savannah, Georgia and departed on a chartered flight.

The soldiers are in addition to the estimated 3,800 soldiers from the Army’s 3rd Infantry Division who deployed recently from nearby Fort Stewart.

A division commander said that soldiers are being told to prepare for about six months overseas.

The Pentagon has ordered roughly 12,000 total service members from various U.S. bases to Europe.