The Department of the Army announced today the planned relocation of the 86th Signal Battalion from Fort Huachuca, Ariz. to Fort Bliss, Texas. This force structure action represents an increase of 487 military authorizations and one civilian authorization at Fort Bliss and a decrease of 487 military authorizations and one civilian authorization at Fort Huachuca. Implementation of these changes is scheduled to be completed in July 2011.
The 86th Signal Battalion provides Command Post nodes in support of Combatant Commanders, Army Service Component Commanders, Joint Task Force Commanders, Joint Land Force Component Commanders, Coalition Headquarters, Army support to other Services, Theater Army Commands, functional brigades, and task organized battalions in support of functional and multi-functional brigades.
Point of contact for this notification is Lt. Col. Lee Packnett, 703-614-2487, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs, Office of the Secretary of the Army.