Two brigades and a regiment are headed abroad in the upcoming months, according to three Wednesday releases from the Army.
The 3rd Cavalry Regiment will head to Iraq this spring, and in the summer, the 101st Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade will head to Afghanistan while the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade heads to Europe, according to the releases.
“This brigade is no stranger to Afghanistan, as this will be our fifth rotation there since 2001,” Col. Stanley Sliwinksi, commander of the Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based 101st Sustainment Brigade, said in a release.
All three deployments are part of regular train-advise-assist rotations to all three regions.
The Fort Carson, Colorado-based 4th CAB is replacing the 1st Air Cavalry Regiment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, the 101st is replacing the 3rd Infantry’s division sustainment brigade in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
The 3rd Cavalry Regiment will replace 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division in support of the counter-ISIS mission of Operation Inherent Resolve.
It will be the Fort Hood, Texas-based regiment’s first trip back to Iraq since 2011, the release said, when they deployed in support of post-combat Operation New Dawn.
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