March 6, 2015

Black Jack brigade finishes training

By Gustavo Bahena
Public Affairs Office
Photo by Sgt. Charles Probst, Operations Group
Soldiers with C Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conduct a live-fire exercise during a rotation here, Feb. 22.

The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, completed 14 days of training in “the box” today.

The four-week decisive action rotation, 15-05, for the “Black Jack” brigade wraps up with regeneration and after action reviews the next few days. Equipment and vehicles are being cleaned and readied for transport to Texas. Leadership from the brigade and its battalions are meeting with leadership and observer coach-trainers of the National Training Center for final discussions about the training.

A story from the “Fort Hood Sentinel” Web site explained that the brigade is scheduled to deploy to Korea this summer. The brigade received support from staff in a 1st Cav. Div. tactical command post stood up at the outset of the rotation here. It is the first of three rotations the DTAC will support here this year. Other brigades from the division will rotate here in the spring and fall.

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