Italian prosecutors are investigating several U.S. paratroopers after one of them was accused of punching a local man.
An Army video showed soldiers dressed in camouflage fatigues filing into planes, carrying rucksacks and rifles.
This is the first time Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne has deployed as part of the new Immediate Response Force.
About 100 paratroopers from the Army's 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, were wheels up early Wednesday.
The U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division's alert brigade has been issued orders to deploy to Kuwait amid the unrest in Baghdad...
DEFENDER-Europe 20, will be the largest deployment of U.S. land forces in the last 25 years, officials said.
The soldiers jumped from a C-130 aircraft and were blown off-course from their intended landing zone.
The Army announced Wednesday night that Sgt. Timothy Scott Woods II had been killed.
Spc. Michael Nance, 24, of Chicago, and Pfc. Brandon Kreischer, 20, of Stryker, Ohio, were killed by small-arms fire.
The incident is under investigation, according to the Department of Defense.