Friday, August 28, 2015

1st CAV aviators will deploy to Europe this fall

1st CAV aviators will deploy to Europe this fall: About 450 soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation, 1st Cavalry Division, will deploy to Germany in November, the Army announced Thursday.

The soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy for nine months as part of a regular rotation of forces to support, in part, Operation Atlantic Resolve and U.S. Army Europe.

While deployed, the soldiers will conduct medical transport and aviation operations throughout Europe, partnering with NATO and U.S. forces.

“Providing trained and ready forces in support of U.S. Army Europe and NATO shows our commitment to improve interoperability and strengthen relationships,” said Maj. Gen. Michael Bills, commander of the 1st Cavalry Division, in a statement