A U.S. Army brigade with some 3,500 troops will deploy to South Korea this summer as part of a regular rotation of forces, the Department of the Army has announced.  The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team of the 1st Cavalry Division stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, will replace the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and support the United States Forces-Korea’s commitment to Republic of Korea partners, the department said in a statement.

“The Black Jack Brigade looks forward to returning to the Republic of Korea,” said Col. Steve Adams, commander of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, in the statement. “Our troopers are trained and ready for this vital mission, and we are honored to sustain and strengthen this longstanding strategic alliance.” The two brigades have alternately been deployed to South Korea since a permanent unit was decommissioned under a 2014 decision.  READ MORE