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First wave of ‘Ironhorse’ troops from Fort Hood on way to Europe

Aubrilyna Alvarez, 3, leans in to kiss her uncle Pfc. Raymond Castillo at Fort Hood on May 19, 2018. The soldier's family surrounded him for goodbyes as he prepared to deploy with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division to Europe from nine months to Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

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By ROSE L. THAYER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: May 21, 2018

KILLEEN, Texas — More than 200 soldiers with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, deployed to Europe from Fort Hood, Texas, on May 19. This was the first wave of “Ironhorse” troops traveling to spend nine months as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve since the unit cased its colors May 9.

Primarily based in Germany, the soldiers will travel throughout Europe as part of the U.S.’s continued commitment to support NATO’s security mission in the region. Atlantic Resolve began in April 2014 in response to Russia’s intervention in Ukraine.

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Pfc. Darrell Planas carries his bags at Fort Hood as he prepares to deploy with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division on May 19, 2018. The brigade will spend nine months in Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.
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