IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Department of Army Announces Upcoming Rotational Deployment


The Department of the Army announced today that the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas, will deploy to Kuwait with approximately 4,000 soldiers in late fall for a nine-month rotation, this deployment is a rotational replacement of troops. The "Dagger Brigade" will support multinational partners and build coalition capacity in support of continuing cooperation agreements in the CENTCOM area of responsibility.

"I'm extremely proud of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, and I know they'll accomplish any mission they're given," said Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division.

"As we continue to train and deploy forces forward to assist our coalition teammates, the Dagger Brigade is ready to execute this mission. Their leaders have decades of combined experience in the region - this is the right team for the task."

For information on 2nd Brigade's deployment, contact the 1st Infantry Division Public Affairs Office at (785) 240-1796, or usarmy.riley.1-id.mbx.pao@mail.mil.