WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the deployment of 1st Armored Division's Sustainment Brigade, stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas, to Afghanistan this spring.The "Muleskinner" Brigade, will deploy approximately 200 soldiers from its headquarters and Special Troops Battalion as part of a regular rotation of forces to Operation Freedom's Sentinel in Afghanistan with the primary mission to provide sustainment and logistical support to units across the area of operations."Our Soldiers are well-trained and ready to conduct sustainment operations in support of this important mission," said Col. Michael Lalor, commander, 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade. "We've built professional and resilient soldiers through a rigorous training schedule and resilient families within the Muleskinner brigade. We are ready to answer the nation's call in Afghanistan or wherever else we are needed around the world."For more information contact the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss public affairs officer, Lt. Col. Craig S. Childs at craig.s.childs.mil@mail.mil, or by phone at 915-744-8406.