The Department of Defense announced today additional major units scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The announcement involves one corps headquarters, two division headquarters and one brigade combat team consisting of approximately 7,000 personnel
Specific decisions made by the secretary of defense include:
XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C.
1st Armored Division Headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany
4th Infantry Division Headquarters, Fort Hood, Texas
1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.
Additionally, the Department announced that the 25th Infantry Division headquarters will have its tour extended by approximately 45 days.
Other combat-support and combat-service-support units consisting of approximately 2,000 personnel have also been identified to deploy in support of operations in Iraq.
More combat-support and combat-service-support units may be deployed should commanders determine additional support forces are required.
These deployments reflect the continued commitment of the United States to the security of the Iraqi people. The Department recognizes the continued sacrifices of these units and their family members.
DoD will continue to announce major unit deployments as they are identified and those units are alerted. For information on the units announced today or other units involved in this rotation, please contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.