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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 427-08
May 19, 2008

DoD Announces Force Adjustments

            The Department of Defense announced today additional major units scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The announcement involves one division headquarters and seven brigade combat teams consisting of approximately 25,000 personnel.
 
            The deployment window for these units will begin in the fall and continue until the end of the year. 
 
            This announcement reflects the continued commitment of the United States to the security of the Iraqi people, and provides replacement forces required to maintain the current level of effort in Iraq. Subsequent deployment orders will be issued based on force level decisions made in the future. 
 
            These deployments will provide commanders in Iraq the flexibility to maintain the appropriate force structure based on their assessment of the security situation on the ground. 
 
            Specific units receiving deployment orders include:
 
            25th Infantry Division Headquarters, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
 
            1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
 
            2nd  Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, Fort Carson, Colo.
 
            3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii
 
            2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kan.
 
            3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
 
            172nd Infantry Brigade, Schweinfurt, Germany
 
            3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas
 
            The Department recognizes the continued sacrifices of these units and their family members. 
 
            DoD will announce major unit deployments as units are given deployment orders. For information on the units announced today or other units involved in this rotation, please contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.