FORT HOOD, Texas — 1st Air Cavalry Brigade will case its colors to signify the start of its deployment to Europe in a ceremony at Cooper Field, Nov. 10 at 9 a.m.

The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade will deploy to Europe this fall in support of Atlantic Resolve. The rotational presence ensures interoperability and enables NATO Allies and partners to deploy forces globally alongside the U.S.

Since April 2014, U.S. Army Europe and Africa has led the Department of Defense’s Atlantic Resolve land efforts by bringing units based in the U.S. to Europe for nine months at a time. The deployment of ready, combat-credible U.S. forces to Europe in support of Atlantic Resolve is evidence of the strong and unremitting U.S. commitment to NATO and Europe. Through bilateral, joint and multinational training, Atlantic Resolve builds readiness, increases interoperability and enhances the bond between ally and partner militaries.

The ceremony will also include the change of responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Carlos Loeza to Command Sgt. Maj. Tyrone Murphy.

Media representatives interested in covering the event should contact 1st Air Cavalry Brigade Public Affairs at 210-527-7974 or email [email protected] by 3 p.m. Nov. 9.

Media who RSVP should arrive at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center on Nov. 10 at 8:15 a.m. to be escorted to the event. The ceremony will begin at 9 a.m.