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Fort Riley Brigade Readies for Afghanistan Deployment

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A Soldier with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division pulls security during air assault training with the CAB Aug. 3 at Fort Riley. UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Inf. Div. have been used to train ground troops, as well as its own crews, for combat missions. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Roland Hale, CAB, 1st Inf. Div. PAO (Flickr Photo Courtesy of The U.S. Army)

FORT RILEY, Kan. (AP) — 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 its first to Afghanistan. The soldiers will work with Afghan government and security forces to help stabilize the country.

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