The Department of the Army announced today the summer 2016 deployment of the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters and Sustainment Brigade, stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, with approximately 500 soldiers to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel.The 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters will replace the headquarters of the 10th Mountain Division in Bagram Airfield as the National Support Element. "The 1st Cavalry Division has once again been called by our nation's Army," Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson, III, commander, 1st Cavalry Division said. "First Team troopers are trained, well-led, and ready to accomplish assigned missions in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel."For more information contact Lt. Col. Sunset Belinsky, 1st Cavalry Division public affairs officer, at: sunset.r.belinsky.mil@mail.mil, 254-287-9398.