FORT RILEY — The Department of the Army announced today the winter
2018-2019 rotation to Europe and Afghanistan of three 1st Infantry Division
units stationed at Fort Riley, Kansas.
The 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division will replace 1st Armored
Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division stationed at Fort Hood, Texas as
part of a regular rotation of forces to Europe in support of Operation
“After spending the last several months conducting an intensive and
comprehensive training cycle that included a National Training Center
rotation, the Devil Brigade is looking forward to deploying to Europe in
support of the Atlantic Resolve mission,” said Col. Charles Armstrong,
commander, 1st Bridge Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
The 1st Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), will replace 4th
Infantry Division CAB, stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, as part of a
regular rotation of forces to Europe in support of Operation Atlantic
The 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, 1st CAB,
will deploy as a part of a regular rotation of forces to Afghanistan in
support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
“The 1st CAB is excited to deploy to Europe to support our allies and
regional partners. The CAB has been busy building readiness at Fort Riley,
Kansas, and we stand ready to take on any mission that is required. We are
thankful for the support of our families and know the people of the Flint
Hills will be there for our loved ones until we return. Duty First! Above
The First!,” said Col. Ronald C. Black, commander, 1st Infantry Division
Combat Aviation Brigade.
The 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, will replace the 101st
Airborne Division Sustainment Brigade stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky
as a part of a regular rotation of forces to Afghanistan in support of
Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
“The 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade is ready and trained to
support Operation Freedom Sentinel in Afghanistan,” said Col. Jay McGuire,
brigade commander. “The brigade dates back to World War I with support to
campaigns as early as 1917. Having also seen action in World War II, the
Vietnam War, the Gulf War, and a presence in the Department of the Army
announces upcoming 1st Infantry Division units’ rotation Middle East for the
last 8 years, we are ready to support our nation wherever it may need us.”
B Roll of the units’ training is available at: