Nearly 170 Soldiers of the Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division, are set to return to Fort Riley in a redeployment ceremony Wednesday. The Soldiers will be welcomed home during a 2:30 p.m. ceremony at the post’s redeployment center.
The ‘Big Red One’ Soldiers began to return from a one-year deployment to Regional Command-East Feb. 11. The unit’s remaining Soldiers will continue to return throughout the following weeks.
Operating as Combined Joint Task Force-1, the 1st Inf. Div. commanded and controlled operations throughout RC-East, an area roughly the size of Virginia. RC-East includes 14 provinces, 7.5 million citizens and 450 kilometers of a mountainous border with Pakistan