The Army announced on Friday two summer deployments for almost 4,000 troops.
About 3,500 soldiers from the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy to the Republic of Korea, according to an Army news release. They will replace the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division in support of the U.S. commitment to Korea.
"The Black Jack Brigade looks forward to returning to the Republic of Korea," Col. Steve Adams, commander of 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, said in the release. "Our troopers are trained and ready for this vital mission, and we are honored to sustain and strengthen this longstanding strategic alliance."
About 250 soldiers from the III Corps Headquarters, also from Fort Hood, will go to Iraq and Kuwait.
They will replace XVIII Airborne Corps as the headquarters of the Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve in the fight against the Islamic State.
"III Corps is ready for this important mission," Lt. Gen. Paul E. Funk II, the commander general of III Corps and Fort Hood, said in the release. "We will build upon the success of the XVIII Airborne Corps. The Phantom Corps looks forward to maintaining the momentum of the campaign as CJTF-OIR with more than 60 coalition nations and partner organizations."
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