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Release No: 542-09
July 23, 2009

Force Structure Actions at Fort Bliss Announced

                The Department of the Army announced today the planned activation of the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Bliss, Texas.


                The 3rd IBCT is brigade combat team number 44 of the “Grow the Army” initiative.  This decision is not related to or impacted by the April 6, 2009, Department of Defense announcement stopping the growth at 45 brigade combat teams for the Army.


                This stationing action represents an increase of 3,444 military authorizations at Fort Bliss and no change in civilian authorizations.  This stationing action will be completed by Aug. 16, 2009.


                Point of contact for this notification is Lt. Col. Lee Packnett, (703) 697-2487, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs.


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