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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 532-96
September 13, 1996

FORT HOOD SOLDIERS DEPLOY TO KUWAIT

The Department of Defense confirmed today that a U.S. Army Brigade Combat Team headquarters and two battalions from the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas, will deploy this weekend as a part of Exercise Intrinsic Action to Kuwait.

The 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, consisting of approximately 5,000 soldiers, will join the 1,200 soldiers who have been in Kuwait since August training with the Kuwaiti armed forces as a part of Intrinsic Action 96-3.

The unit will draw equipment, such as M1A1 Abrams tanks and M2A2 Bradley Fighting Vehicles already prepositioned in Kuwait. For more information concerning Exercise Intrinsic Action, contact United States Central Command Public Affairs at (813) 828- 6393. For more information on Fort Hood units deploying, contact U.S. Army III Corps Public Affairs at 817-287-0106 or 8506.