FORT RILEY, Kan. - More than 3,700 Soldiers of 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are scheduled to deploy to Iraq in October for a 12-month tour. A deployment ceremony to bid the Soldiers farewell is scheduled for 9 a.m. Sept. 30 on Cavalry Parade Field. The ceremony is open to the public.
The 'Dagger' Brigade's mission will be to assist Iraqi leaders and the
Iraqi populace with the establishment of a secure and stable environment in the Baghdad area. The Soldiers recently completed a rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in preparation for this deployment.