WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the fall 2017 deployment of approximately 3,500 soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, to Kuwait.As part of the regular rotation of forces, the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team will replace the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and support combatant commander mission requirements for Operation Spartan Shield."The 2nd ‎Armored Brigade Combat Team, Iron Brigade, has undergone some of the most intensive and realistic training the 1st Armored Division has to offer, and its leaders have forged a ready team," said Maj. Gen. Pat White, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general. "This force is fully prepared and ready to take over their new mission in support of Operation Spartan Shield."For more information contact the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss deputy public affairs officer, Maj. Joshua Camara, joshua.camara.mil@mail.mil or by phone at 915-744-8406/8492.