FORT HOOD, Texas — The Department of the Army announced today the winter 2019 rotation to Afghanistan of the 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade, stationed here.

The 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade will replace the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade as part of a regular rotation of forces to support the United States’ commitment to Operation Freedom Sentinel.

“Our team continues to advance the advisor profession forward as we prepare for our upcoming deployment to the CENTCOM AOR,” said Brig. Gen. Charles J. Masaracchia, 3rd SFAB commander. “We are prepared to advise, support, liaise and assess our partnered foreign security force as they work to bring peace and stability to their country.”

The Brigade continues to train and build readiness as they prepare for an upcoming unit validation exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana.

The 3rd SFAB is comprised of approximately 820 professional combat advisors who are selected, trained and equipped to support combatant commanders by integrating with foreign security forces. 3rd SFAB trains, advises, assists, accompanies and enables local security partners to build their capabilities and capacity to achieve regional security in support of U.S. security interests. The brigade represents a permanent solution to our force structure to provide a professional advising force to improve the effectiveness of our partners and achieve regional stability.

For more information, contact the 3d SFAB public affairs officer, Maj. Jeff Grimes, [email protected], 979-575-9078.