1st Squadron 7th Cavalry soldiers returning home to Fort Hood
FORT HOOD - About 3,500 members of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are on their way home from a month-long training exercise at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif
While the "Ironhorse" troopers spent their Thanksgiving holiday in the "sandbox" of the California Mojave Desert, the soldiers should be taking some time off during Christmas to spend with family, said a 1st Cavalry Division spokesman. The brigade conducted multiple training scenarios to prepare for any upcoming rotation or deployment deemed necessary by the U.S. Army.
The full brigade should be back on Fort Hood by the end of the week.
Normally a unit receives orders for a rotation or deployment shortly after completing a training rotation at Fort Irwin. FME News Service has asked the Department of the Army for information on upcoming orders the brigade will receive.