Fort Liberty to deploy 1,500 troops in the fall

The 82nd Airborne Division Combat Aviation Brigade “Pegasus,” stationed at Fort Liberty, will deploy to U.S. Central Command area of operations during the fall routine rotation of forces.

Pegasus will replace the 185th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade, Mississippi Army National Guard, with approximately 1,500 troops with aircraft and ground equipment to continue operations under Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve to advise, assist, and enable partner forces in the region.

“We are ready to assume the mission from the 185th ECAB and continue to strengthen our security cooperation with our Partnered Forces,” said Col. Khirsten Schwenn, commander of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade. “Our Soldiers and Aviators have been training hard and are ready to reinforce our enduring commitment to the security and territorial defense of our regional partners.”

The brigade logged over 1,800 flight hours, conducted three major Brigade-focused collective training exercises, and eight gunneries in preparation for their upcoming deployment.

Photo by Sandhills Sentinel photographer Wendy Hodges. 


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