From Stars and Stripes: The renewed war effort in Afghanistan means V Corps, recently headed for oblivion, will live to fight another day.

The Heidelberg-based corps would make up the staff of a new command overseeing day-to-day operations in Afghanistan for the next year, and officials said the corps could be staffed there for the next several years in an “enduring mission.”

About 180 soldiers from V Corps’ Special Troops Battalion and soldiers tapped from its subordinate units will spend a year as the first International Security Assistance Force Intermediate Joint Command, to be headed by Lt. Gen. David Rodriguez. (graphic: U.S. Army V Corps)