Saturday, January 13, 2007

News on going to Iraq

This was taken from the Stars & Stripes Middle East Edition


Military lists combat units bound for BaghdadStaff and wire reports
Mideast edition, Friday, January 12, 2007

As part of the president's increase in the force levels for Iraq, 17,500 additional U.S. soldiers — five combat brigades — will be going into Baghdad.

The first brigade, from the 82nd Airborne, is to arrive Jan. 15, the next on Feb. 15 and the remainder in separate waves every 30 days.

The list of units was released Wednesday night. They are:

The 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, based at Fort Bragg, N.C. (*we're attached to 2nd BDE btw*)
The 4th Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, based at Fort Riley, Kan.
The 4th Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, based at Fort Lewis, Wash.
The 2nd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Stewart, Ga.
The 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, based at Fort Benning, Ga., will deploy to Iraq early.

About 57,000 troops from those units were notified in November that they were headed to Iraq in early 2007.

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