Hawaii squadron heading to Korea for rotational deployment

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OH-58D Kiowa Warriors from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, are guided to a staging area before being prepped for loading onto a C-17 Globemaster III during an exercise Oct. 21, 2013, at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii. (Mark Leung/U.S. Army)
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OH-58D Kiowa Warriors from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, are guided to a staging area before being prepped for loading onto a C-17 Globemaster III during an exercise Oct. 21, 2013, at Wheeler Army Air Field, Hawaii. (Mark Leung/U.S. Army)

Hawaii squadron heading to Korea for rotational deployment

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published: December 13, 2014

SEOUL, South Korea — The 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment will begin a nine-month rotational deployment at Camp Humphreys in January, according to the 8th Army.

The 2-6 CAV, based at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, will replace the 6-17th Cavalry Regiment, which will return to Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The 6-17 CAV has been providing aviation reconnaissance and security support to U.S. and South Korean forces under the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, during its nine-month deployment, according to an 8th Army statement Friday.

The upcoming arrival of the 2-6 CAV is the latest in a growing number of rotational deployments to the Korean peninsula. Supporters say rotational deployments, which involve intact units rather than servicemembers on individual tours, means more stability and less turnover within units.

Officials have not said how many 2-6 CAV soldiers will be part of the deployment.

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