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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 437-11
May 24, 2011

DOD Announces Iraq Force Deployment

                The Department of Defense announced today the deployment of units as part of an upcoming rotation of forces supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq.  This rotation involves one division headquarters totaling 775 personnel and two brigade combat teams totaling 6,400 personnel.  The scheduled rotation for the forces begins in mid-summer and continues through the fall of 2011.  In accordance with the security agreement between the United States and Iraq signed in 2008, all U.S. forces will depart Iraq by Dec. 31, 2011. 

                Headquarters unit: 

                3rd Infantry Division Headquarters,Fort Stewart, Ga. 

                Brigade Combat Teams: 

                1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas 

                4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas 

                The Department of Defense will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved.  For information on the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters, contact Lt. Col. Jeffrey W. Allen at 912-435-9869, jeffrey.allen1@conus.army.mil .  For information on the 1st Cavalry Division BCT, contact Christopher Haug at 254-287-9993, christopher.haugsr@conus.army.mil .  For information on the 1st Armored BCT, contact Maj. Myles Caggins at 915-568-8612, myles.caggins@conus.army.mil .