U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Wray Gabelmann, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, sergeant major, Col. Derek Thomson, 1st Brig., 101st Division commander, Col. Jonathan Byrom, commander of 3rd Cavalry Regiment, and Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Nash, 3rd Cav. Regt. sergeant major, complete the transfer of authority between 3rd Cav. Regt. and 1st Brig., 101st Division, in Baghdad, Iraq, Jan. 23, 2019. The 3rd Cav. Regt. was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, working by, with and through the Iraqi Security Forces and Coalition partners to defeat ISIS.

Fort Hood’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment “Brave Rifles” officially transferred their mission in Iraq to the 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne,” 101st Airborne Division, from Fort Campbell, Kentucky, during a ceremony this week in Baghdad, Iraq.

The transfer-of-authority ceremony on Wednesday was part of the regular rotation of forces that support the Combined Joint Task Force–Operation Inherent Resolve.

The Brave Rifles deployed about half of the regiment’s 4,300 soldiers in April 2018 to the Middle East to support the ongoing fight against the Islamic State group.

The first soldiers began returning home from the nine-month deployment in mid-January. The remaining troops are scheduled to return over the next few weeks.

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