4th Infantry Division shoulder insignia.
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WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the winter 2018 deployment to Afghanistan of the 4th Infantry Division Headquarters stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado.

The 4th Infantry Division will replace the 101st Airborne Division Headquarters as part of a regular rotation of forces to support Operation Freedom's Sentinel.

"The 4th Infantry Division has a legacy of answering the nation's call and serving with distinction for more than 100 years. Throughout our proud history, one thing that has not changed is the heart and courage of our soldiers. Ivy soldiers are highly trained and ready to answer the call to fight and win our nation's wars and to support this important mission in Afghanistan," said Maj. Gen. Randy A. George, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson.

The 4th Infantry Division's official nickname, "Ivy", is a play on words of the Roman numeral IV or 4. Ivy leaves symbolize tenacity and fidelity which is the basis of the division's motto: "Steadfast and Loyal."

For more information contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at 719-526-7525. After hours, please contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 719-526-5500 and ask for the on-call public affairs officer.