WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the winter 2019 rotation to Europe of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas.The 2nd BCT will replace the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States' commitment to NATO."The Blackjack Brigade is well-led, expertly maintained and incredibly lethal," said Maj. Gen. Paul Calvert, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division. "There is no doubt that they are ready to execute this mission. While in Europe, the troopers of this brigade will continue to increase their readiness while supporting the United States' effort to deter aggression. In doing so, our allies will be assured of the enduring commitment of the U.S. to security in Europe."For more information contact the 1st Cavalry Division public affairs officer, Lt. Col. Chris Brautigam, christopher.r.brautigam.mil@mail.mil, 254-287-9398.