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Fort Hood battalion making South Korea rotational stint

SEOUL, South Korea — A Fort Hood-based battalion soon will head to South Korea in the latest rotational deployment on the peninsula.

The 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division will arrive at Camps Hovey and Stanley, north of Seoul, in October, the Army’s III Corps announced this week.

“This action is part of U.S. enduring rebalancing efforts within the Asia-Pacific region, and allows for greater responsiveness to better meet theater operational requirements,” the corps said in a statement.

The 800 soldiers will replace the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, which will return to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Fort Hood after its rotation ends.

The 1-12 CAV brought about 40 M1A2 Abrams tanks and 40 M2A3 Bradleys, which are scheduled to remain in Korea for follow-on rotations.

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