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April 18, 2018
The 4th Combat Aviation Brigade will provide aviation support to U.S. and NATO forces
training as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve in Europe.
Three U.S.-based, brigade-sized combat units will deploy overseas in the coming months as part of regular troops rotations,
the Army announced Wednesday.
The Army’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment will deploy in the spring to Iraq,
the 101st Airborne Sustainment Brigade will deploy to Afghanistan in the summer
and the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade will deploy to Eastern Europe, Army officials said in separate statements.
Pentagon and Army officials declined to provide the numbers of soldiers expected to deploy from the units,
citing Defense Department security policy.
The department began withholding those numbers last year after providing them for years.
In Europe, the Fort Carson, Colorado-based 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division
will provide aviation support to American and NATO forces training as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve,
the Pentagon’s ongoing efforts first launched in 2014 to reassure allies and deter Russian aggression in the region.
The brigade will replace the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division based primarily in Germany
and is expected to participate in upcoming training events in countries including
Poland, Hungry, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, according to the Army.
The 4th Combat Aviation Brigade last deployed in 2015,
serving a nine-month rotation in Afghanistan.
Elements of the brigade also served there last year.
The upcoming rotation will mark the unit’s first tour in Eastern Europe as part of Atlantic Resolve.
The Fort Carson, Colorado-based 4th CAB is replacing the 1st Air Cavalry Regiment in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve,
the 101st is replacing the 3rd Infantry’s division sustainment brigade in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.