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WASHINGTON 26 July 2016 — The Department of the Army announced today
the deployment of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort
Riley, Kan., with about 800 soldiers to Afghanistan in the summer of 2016. This
deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation
Freedom’s Sentinel.

“I could not be more proud of the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, and I know they will
succeed at any mission given during this deployment,” Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby
Jr., the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division said. “The Demon brigade
has trained long and hard for this important mission, and the men and women of this
great unit are prepared and ready. I am extremely confident in this team and know
they will be value added to the force in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.”

For more information on the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade’s deployment, contact Lt.
Col. Kimeisha McCullum, 1st Infantry Division public affairs office at:, 785-239-3615.