WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the winter 2020 rotation to Afghanistan of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, stationed at Fort Drum, New York.The 1st Brigade Combat Team will replace the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States' commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel."The 1st Brigade Warriors are highly trained, disciplined and fit Soldiers ready to win every mission the nation asks of them," said Maj. Gen. Brian Mennes, commander of the 10th Mountain Division. "They are Soldier Power - the synergistic combination of concerned, skilled leaders and well trained Soldiers which make the Light Infantry uniquely focused, lethal and ready.""The Warrior Brigade is ready to answer the nation's call and ready to deploy our highly-trained and lethal Soldiers in support of this mission," said Col. James Eldridge, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team. "We are ready at every echelon to support this mission, and we look forward to working with our international partners to help establish the conditions for long-term stability."For more information contact the 10th Mountain Division public affairs officer, Lt. Col. Kamil Sztalkoper, kamil.sztalkoper.mil@mail.mil, 315-772-7634.