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Over 4000 Troops Deploy in Support of Combat Operations

WASHINGTON 8 December 2016 — The Department of the Army announced today the
deployment of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT), 1st Cavalry Division,
stationed in Fort Hood, Texas, with approximately 3,800 soldiers, to Kuwait this winter
in support of combatant commander mission requirements.

“Our nation’s Army continues to call on the 1st Cavalry Division to serve across the
globe. The latest to be called is our 3rd ABCT,” said Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson, 1st
Cavalry Division commander. “Greywolf troopers have demonstrated a high level of
proficiency with rigorous home-station training and a successful National Training
Center rotation in October. They are prepared to execute their assigned mission for
Central Command.”

For more information contact the 1st Cavalry Division public affairs officer, Maj. John
Miller, at, or by phone at 254-287-9398.

The Department of the Army also announced today the deployment of 16th Combat
Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, stationed in Joint Base Lewis-McChord,
Washington, with approximately 800 soldiers to Afghanistan this winter.
This deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation
Freedom’s Sentinel.

“The soldiers of the Raptor Brigade have worked very hard to build readiness over
the last year, and I am extremely confident in their ability to accomplish our upcoming
mission,” Col. William A. Ryan, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander. “We
employ some of the Army’s most advanced aviation technology, but it is our
tremendous team of Army professionals that will ensure mission success.”

For more information contact 7th Infantry Division public affairs officer, Lt. Col. Fredrick
Williams, at, or by phone at 253-477-5746.