Archive for Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Fort Riley brigade readies for Afghanistan

April 25, 2012


— A brigade of the Army's 1st Infantry Division is preparing to leave Fort Riley for a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

The 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will hold a ceremonial casing of its colors Thursday at Cavalry Parade Field on the northeast Kansas post. The flag will be unfurled again when the unit arrives in Afghanistan.

It's the brigade's third deployment since 2006 and the first to Afghanistan. The soldiers will work with Afghan government and security forces to help stabilize the country.


oldbaldguy 6 years ago

God bless the Big Red One. Out of six yearrs, three or more years deployed in the sandpile.

Crazy_Larry 6 years ago

Truth, lies and Afghanistan: How military leaders have let us down. By LT. COL. DANIEL L. DAVIS

“How many more men must die in support of a mission that is not succeeding and behind an array of more than seven years of optimistic statements by U.S. senior leaders in Afghanistan? No one expects our leaders to always have a successful plan. But we do expect — and the men who do the living, fighting and dying deserve — to have our leaders tell us the truth about what’s going on.”

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