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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 538-10
June 25, 2010

Army Announces Conversion of Brigade to Stryker Configuration

                 The Department of the Army announced today the conversion of 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, from a modular heavy brigade combat team to a Stryker brigade combat team.

                 1-1AD will convert to the modular SBCT structure of approximately 4,160 Soldiers effective January 2011. This force structure action represents an increase of approximately 420 military authorizations.

                 This conversion will take approximately 24 months for the unit to conduct new equipment training, fielding and collective training. The unit will enter the available force pool by second quarter fiscal year 2013.

                 Media may direct queries to Lt. Col. David Patterson at 703-697-7592, Army Office of Chief of Public Affairs.