Check out the raw interview as Channel 6 Military Reporter Jillian Angeline discussed what is ahead for the deployment with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team with the 1st Cavalry Division.
Colonel Trey Rutherford also offers a message to 1st Brigade families who are preparing for their loved ones to deploy.
"The great thing is I can relate with a majority of the soldiers because most of them have younger kids. I have young kids," Rutherford said.
In October, the Department of Army announced there will be 3,500 1st Brigade troops deploying to support Operation Atlantic Resolve.