3500 Fort Bliss soldiers to deploy to Kuwait


Approximately 3,500 Fort Bliss soldiers will deploy  to Kuwait this Fall.

The Department of the Army today announced the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division will replace the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Calvary Division from Fort Hood, Texas.  The deployment is part of a regular rotation of forces to support Operation Spartan Shield.

“The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, Iron Brigade, has undergone some of the most intensive and realistic training the 1st Armored Division has to offer, and its leaders have forged a lethal and ready team,” Major General Pat White, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss commanding general said. “This force is fully prepared and ready to take over their new mission in support of Operation Sparatan Shield.”

The “Strike Hard” Brigade recently completed a rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

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