The announcement below just hit the wire.
The Department of Defense today identified two major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The scheduled rotation involves one armored brigade combat team with roughly 1,390 personnel — and one combat aviation brigade with roughly 1,700 personnel to rotate in winter 2012. The deploying units include:
Brigade Combat Team:
4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.
Combat Aviation Brigade:
1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas.
DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved. For information on the respective deployments, contact the 1st Cavalry Division public affairs office at 254-287-9400 and the 1st Armored Division public affairs office at 915-744-8406.