FORT HOOD — The 3rd Cavalry Regiment will host a color-casing ceremony at 9 a.m. Tuesday at Cameron Field as the unit prepares to deploy to Afghanistan.

Col. Cameron Cantlon and Command Sgt. Maj. Roger Heinze will case the unit's colors, symbolizing its movement to a new area of operation.

This deployment will be the fourth for the regiment since 2003 and the first to Afghanistan.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here. You can contact Rose L. Thayer at rthayer@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7463. Follow her on Twitter at KDHmilitary.

Rose L. Thayer is the military editor for the Killeen Daily Herald. She joined the paper in February 2011 as a health and military reporter. View her complete profile Here.

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