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'Big Red One' Now In Control In East

April 27 2012


The U.S. Army's 1st Infantry Division has taken command of military operations in eastern Afghanistan, reports the Army News Service.

The division assumed command of Regional Command-East last week from the 1st Cavalry Division, which has wrapped up a year-long tour.

A ceremony was held at Bagram Airfield.

Operating as Combined Joint Task Force-1, the division will command about 32,000 coalition combat troops, including five U.S. brigade combat teams and personnel from nine...

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