Fort Riley Units Readying For Afghanistan

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Ceremonies are planned at Fort Riley this week for two units of the 1st Infantry Division as they head for yearlong deployments to Afghanistan.

Wednesday's event is for the division's headquarters unit, which will serve in a command and control capacity in Afghanistan. The division's headquarters served in a similar role in 2010 when it deployed to southern Iraq.

A second ceremony is planned Thursday for approximately 40 soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment of the 84th Ordinance Battalion. While in Afghanistan, the unit will serve as the headquarters for six explosive ordnance disposal companies located throughout Regional Command East.

The unit will provide support for the 1st Infantry Division and work under Combined Task Force Paladin.

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