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Operation Enduring Freedom - Afghanistan [OEF-A]
US Forces Order of Battle
June 2008

These orders of battle represent a "best available" order-of-battle of forces deployed in CENTCOM's part of Central Asia in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan. The amount of publicly available information concerning aircraft types and specific units makes it difficult to provide a high fidelity profile of deployments "current" to the stated timeframe of the order of battle. There are likely significant gaps in unit identifications, as well as non-trivial uncertainties as to numbers of specific types of aircraft. The presence of significant numbers of civilian contractor personnel at various facilities in the region further complicates accounting for total personnel numbers.

Recent Developments

In July 2008 Task Force Gladiator handed off responsibility for the Kapisa area of operations to French-led Task Force Chimera, assigned to ISAF. Task Force Chimera was led by the French 8th Marine Parachute Regiment. US Forces assigned to ISAF also experienced shifts, with Task Force Eagle (5 companies of 1st Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment and A Troop, 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, both of the 173rd Airborne Brigade, head of Task Force Bayonet) being replaced by Task Force White Currahee, with troops of 2nd Battalion (Air Assault), 506th Infantry Regiment (4th Brigade Combat Team), 101st Airborne Division in the lead. On 26 July 2008 Task Force Duke, led by 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, took over from Task Force Bayonet. Also in July 2008 the 9th Alpini Regiment of the Italian Army replaced the 2nd Alpini Regiment as the lead for the Italian ISAF battlegroup in Regional Command (Capital).

In mid-June 2008 Task Force Deuce, led by the 202nd Military Intelligence Battalion, 513th Military Intelligence Brigade, was replaced with Task Force Wasatch, 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion, Utah National Guard. The 142nd assumed responsibility for overseeing military intelligence operations for OEF-A.

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