WASHINGTON (March 2, 2016) -- The Department of the Army announced today the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to Afghanistan with about 1,000 personnel in the spring of 2016. This deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel."Since 1846, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment has answered when our Army has called. Now they are called again, to support the NATO-led Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan," said Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III, commander, 1st Cavalry Division. "The troopers of the regiment are well-trained, well-equipped, and most importantly well-led. They are absolutely ready for this important mission."For more information on the 3rd Cavalry Regiment's deployment, contact Lt. Col. Sunset Belinsky, First Calvary Division Public Affairs Office at: sunset.r.belinsky.mil@mail.mil, 254-287-9398