Department of the Army announces 1st Cavalry Division deployment

By U.S Army Public AffairsAugust 31, 2017

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WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the fall 2017 deployment of approximately 1,900 soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, to Europe.

As part of the regular rotation of forces, the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade will replace the 10th Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division and support combatant commander mission requirements for U.S. European Command's Operation Atlantic Resolve.

"The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade looks forward to being the second brigade-sized rotational aviation unit to deploy to EUCOM in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve," said Col. Phillip C. Baker, commander of the brigade. "Air Cav troopers are trained and ready to showcase our dynamic aviation capabilities through multinational exercises with our NATO allies and partner nations."

For more information contact the 1st Cavalry Division public affairs officer, Maj. Paul Oliver, or by phone at 254-287-9398.

Update Aug. 31 to reflect the number of soldiers deploying from 1,700 to 1,900 and the unit name from 1st Combat Aviation Brigade to 1st Air Cavalry Brigade.