FORT HOOD — About 4,000 troops are ready to go to South Korea from Fort Hood.

First Cavalry Division’s 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team held a color-casing ceremony at Fort Hood on Thursday. The ceremony “signifies that the brigade or the headquarters is moving from Fort Hood over to a deployed location,” said Col. Kevin Capra, commander of the brigade nicknamed “Greywolf.”

The deployment is a part of regular rotation of U.S. forces to the Korean Peninsula in accordance with the mutual security agreement with the Republic of Korean allies, Capra said. The brigade will replace a brigade from the 1st Armored Division.

The Fort Hood troops will begin to deploy in smaller groups in about a week or two until they have all arrived in Korea.

The last Fort Hood unit to deploy to the Korean peninsula for a nine-month rotation was the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, in late May 2017.

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