FORT HOOD, Texas, Dec. 16, 2004 – The 4th Infantry Division formally moved into a new era of organization and effectiveness when it officially became the Army's newest “modular” division.
The transformation of the 4th Infantry Division from a “legacy” division to a “modular” configuration is in tune with the dramatic changes being felt throughout the Army as it carries through and adopts its strategic vision for the future.
"We will tailor our units under modularity to transition and transform the force from a divisional-based army to a brigade-based Army. We are literally pushing down assets to make brigades more autonomous," said Maj. Gen. J. D. Thurman, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division. | More |
ROCKET LAUNCHER – Maj. Gen. J. D. Thurman gets help from a 4th Infantry Division soldier while preparing to fire a Shoulder-launched Multipurpose Assault Weapon-Disposable rocket launcher. U.S. Army photo
4TH ID ACTIVATION CEREMONY – The 4th Infantry Division Honor Guard and 4th Infantry Division Band stand at attention during the stand-up ceremony held for the 4th Brigade, Dec. 16, 2004. Photo Essay
CHINOOK COMPANY – Four of seven Chinook-47 helicopters from Company C., 7th Battalion, 101st Airborne Aviation Brigade, Fort Campbell, Ky., taxi toward a hangar Nov. 18, 2004, at Hood Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Texas. It's the first time in 30 years that Chinooks have been assigned to the division. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Matthew Chlosta
BRADLEY – A Bradley M2A3 Infantry Vehicle crew fires the 25 mm Bushmaster cannon at pop-up targets during the crew gunnery pre-qualification training that occured Oct. 27 at the Dalton Mountain Multi-use range. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Rodney L. Foliente