Fort Riley’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will head to the Republic of Korea next year.

The Department of the Army announced Thursday that the unit will deploy in the winter of 2020 as part of a regular rotation of forces supporting the U.S.’ commitment to Southeast Asia allies and partners.

A brigade combat team has around 4,500 soldiers.

Troops will be deployed for about nine months, replacing the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, and will return to Fort Riley afterward.

“Dagger Brigade soldiers are well-trained and ready to support any mission our nation asks of them,” Brigade Commander Col. Thomas Murtha said in a statement. “We are excited about our rotation to the Republic of Korea and look forward to strengthening our long-standing partnership with our allies.”

They will officially begin the rotation in January.