By Lt. Col. Joe BuccinoOctober 8, 2015

The Department of the Army announced today the 4th Infantry Division's 4th Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy with approximately 1,000 soldiers to Afghanistan this winter. Additionally, the division's 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team will deploy to Afghanistan with approximately 1,800 soldiers in the spring of 2016. These deployments are part of a regular rotation of forces in support of combatant commander mission requirements for Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

"There is not a more capable and diverse unit in the U.S. Army than the 'Ironhorse' Division. We are trained, equipped and ready to accomplish our mission whenever and wherever we are asked. As part of the most balanced division in the Army, these brigades stand ready to promote security and stability in Afghanistan," said Maj. Gen. Ryan F. Gonsalves, the Commanding General of the 4th Infantry Division.

"The 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson recognize the service to our soldiers and their families as they answer the nation's call. We truly appreciate the unwavering support of the Fort Carson and Colorado Springs community and are honored to call it home."

For more information on the 4th Infantry Division's deployment, contact Fort Carson Public Affairs Media Relations by email at or by phone at 719-526-4143/7525.