Fort Riley Soldiers Training For Deployment To Africa

By: Fort Riley Press Release
By: Fort Riley Press Release

FORT RILEY, Kan. – Soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division are conducting situational training exercises in preparation for the unit’s assignment as the Army’s first Regionally Aligned Force.

Regionally aligned forces are Army units tasked to train, mentor and collaborate with partner nation security forces.

Beginning in 2013, select elements of the "Dagger" Brigade are set to deploy to Africa where their mission will be to advise, train and assist.

The ‘Dagger’ Brigade is the first U.S. Army unit to receive this mission, which will include language, regional expertise and culture training.

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