WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the spring 2018 deployment of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, to Iraq.
The 3rd Cavalry Regiment will replace 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division as part of a regular rotation of forces to support Operation Inherent Resolve.
"The Regiment of Mounted Riflemen is a trained and ready force, just as it has been for the last 171 years, and we stand ready to answer the nation's call to fight and win anywhere in the world," said Col. Jonathan Byrom, 3rd Cavalry Regiment commander. "After spending the last several months conducting an intense training cycle, culminating with a National Training Center Rotation, the troopers are well prepared for our mission. We look forward to working with the Iraqi Security Forces and coalition partners in continued support of the defeat of ISIS and the effort to bring long-term stability to the region."
3rd Cavalry Regiment is returning to Iraq for the first time since it was in support of Operation New Dawn in 2011.
For more information, contact the 3rd Cavalry Regiment public affairs officer, CPT Grace Geiger, firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 254-287-1569.