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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – member of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense and Subcommittee on Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies released the following statement after the Secretary of the Army announced the planned deployment of units from three Fort Riley 1st Infantry Division brigades:

“The upcoming deployments of thousands of Big Red One soldiers exemplifies the critical role of the First Infantry Division in the U.S. Army's engagements in Afghanistan and Europe. While news of deployments will always bring about mixed emotions for the soldiers, families and communities involved, the greater Big Red One community can take pride in the First Infantry soldiers who will be carrying out vital missions, and the country stands behind them. Deployments are a time when Kansans can reach out to soldiers and their families to express our gratitude for their sacrifice. The soldiers serving at Fort Riley have trained hard to be manned, equipped and ready to deploy, and I am confident they will serve the Army well around the globe.”