When hundreds of soldiers belonging to the 18th Airborne Corps deployed to Iraq and Kuwait last year, they weren't alone.
In the latest boost to U.S. force strength in Iraq, about 400 troops from the 101st Airborne Division will deploy there this summer.
The U.S. Army announced Thursday it will deploy 1,700 soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division to advise and assist in Iraq.
The U.S. Army on Friday announced its plans to deploy about 3,700 soldiers to Korea as well as to Iraq and Kuwait.
About 70 U.S. Army Reserve soldiers from the Starkville, Mississippi area are preparing for deployment to Kuwait and Iraq.