The Department of Defense announced today the accelerated deployment of the 3rd
Infantry Division headquarters, based in Fort Stewart, Ga. to Iraq. The headquarters was previously identified for deployment on Nov. 17, 2006
. The unit was scheduled to begin its deployment in June 2007, but will now begin its deployment in March 2007.
The headquarters will provide command and control, intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance capabilities in support of Baghdad security operations.
This three-month acceleration affects approximately 1,000 servicemembers. U.S force levels in Iraq continue to be conditions-based, and are determined upon the recommendations of military commanders in Iraq and in consultation with the Iraqi government.
DoD will continue to announce major unit deployments and adjustments as they are identified and those units are alerted. For more information on supporting units for this deployment contact Army Public Affairs at (703) 692-2000.