The U.S. Army will deploy soldiers from Fort Riley to two overseas countries.
Wednesday, the Army announced about 3,500 soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team and the 1st Infantry Division, which is based out of Fort Riley, will deploy to the Republic of Korea as part of the regular rotation, according to Military.com.
On Oct. 14, the Army announced about 500 soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters in Fort Riley will deploy to Iraq to replace soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division. The soldiers will train, advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces, according to Military.com.
In late July, the Army announced that another 800 soldiers from Fort Riley were going to be deployed to Afghanistan.
On Tuesday, Maj. Gen. Joseph Martin completed the change of command ceremony to become the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, according to KSNT. He will be included in the deployment to Iraq.
Martin’s command comes after the Army fired Maj. Gen. Wayne Grigsby last month. An investigation regarding his dismissal is ongoing.
On Oct. 12, Fort Riley held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Irwin Army Community Hospital, according to KSNT.