FORT RILEY, Kan. – Soldiers of the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat, 1st Infantry Division will be conducting situational training exercises, Nov. 6. <br /> <br /> The training will be in preparation for the unit’s assignment as the U.S. Army’s first Regionally Aligned Force. <br /> <br /> Regionally aligned forces are U.S. Army units tasked to train, mentor and collaborate with partner nation security forces. <br /> <br /> Beginning in 2013, select elements of the ‘Dagger’ Brigade are set to deploy to Africa where their mission will be to advise, train and assist. <br /> <br /> The ‘Dagger’ Brigade is the first U.S. Army unit to receive this mission, which will include language, regional expertise and culture training.