FORT HOOD — The 1st Cavalry Division will case its colors during a ceremony at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cooper Field, officials announced Friday.

Brig. Gen. Michael Bills and Command Sgt. Maj. Andrew Barteky will case the unit colors to symbolize its movement to a new theater of operation.

About 300 of the nearly 1,000 soldiers assigned to the division headquarters will to deploy to Afghanistan this summer, according to the release. The First Team will serve as the headquarters for Regional Command South with a mission focused on advising and training the Afghan National Security Forces.

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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