WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the spring 2018 deployment of the 10th Mountain Division Headquarters, stationed at Fort Drum, New York, to Iraq.

The 10th Mountain Division Headquarters will replace 1st Armored Division Headquarters as part of a regular rotation of forces to support Operation Inherent Resolve.

"During the last several months, the 10th Mountain Division staff and leaders have worked hard and completed multiple training events to include an intense Warfighter exercise in preparation for Operation Inherent Resolve," said Maj. Gen. Walter E. Piatt, commanding general, Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division. "We are honored to be part of the global coalition in support of the Iraqi Security Forces as they consolidate gains from their successful efforts to achieve a lasting defeat of ISIS in Iraq. We will build upon the success of the 1st Armored Division as we look forward to partnering with the coalition forces and the Iraqi Security Forces as they build long term stability through credible and ready security forces."

For more information contact the 10th Mountain Division public affairs officer, Lt. Col. Tonya Stokes, rotunda.k.stokes.mil@mail.mil, by phone at 315-772-7634.