Armed Forces News

Roughly 500 soldiers with the Fort Riley, Kan.-based 1st Infantry Division will deploy to Iraq sometime this fall in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, the Army announced Oct. 14. The troops, from division headquarters, will replace members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) in the role of Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq. In that capacity, they will assist the Iraqi army in the operation to liberate Mosul, and provide training, advice and assistance to Iraqi security forces, according to the Army announcement.