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1st Armor Division Soldiers Deploy to Iraq and Afghanistan

WASHINGTON (March 29, 2017) — The Department of the Army announced
today the deployment of 1st Armored Division’s Sustainment Brigade,
stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas, to Afghanistan this spring.

The “Muleskinner” Brigade, will deploy approximately 200 soldiers from its
headquarters and Special Troops Battalion as part of a regular rotation
of forces to Operation Freedom’s Sentinel in Afghanistan with the primary
mission to provide sustainment and logistical support to units across the
area of operations.

The Army also announced today the summer 2017 deployment of
approximately 400 soldiers from the 1st Armored Division Headquarters,
stationed in Fort Bliss, Texas, to Iraq in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

The 1st Armored Division Headquarters will assume the role of Combined
Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq, replacing the 1st Infantry
Division Headquarters. In that role, the division headquarters will be
responsible for mission command of coalition troops training, advising and
assisting Iraqi Security Forces.

“Our Soldiers are well-trained and ready to conduct sustainment operations
in support of this important mission,” said Col. Michael Lalor, commander,
1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade. “We’ve built professional and
resilient soldiers through a rigorous training schedule and resilient families
within the Muleskinner brigade. We are ready to answer the nation’s call in
Afghanistan or wherever else we are needed around the world.”

For more information contact the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss public
affairs officer, Lt. Col. Craig S. Childs at, or by
phone at 915-744-8406.