I knew this was coming since the 3rd ID HQ was slated to go to Iraq in November but then was stood down after the administration could not work an extension deal. They are trained and ready to go to war and make it happen.
Besides they are led by the best Division Commander the Army has today (in my humble opinion), my very close and longtime friend MG Robert ‘Abe’ Abrams. I know Abe has a solid staff, has led by example with ethics and integrity and that he and the rest of the Dog Face Soldiers of the Rock of the Marne Division will make America Proud.
DOD Identifies Units for Upcoming Afghanistan Rotation
The Department of Defense today identified three major units to deploy as part of the upcoming rotation of forces operating in Afghanistan. The scheduled rotation will begin in Spring 2012.
This announcement involves one division headquarters totaling approximately 1,000 personnel and two brigade combat teams totaling approximately 5,800 personnel.
• 3rd Infantry Division HQ, Fort Stewart, Ga.
Brigade Combat Teams:
• 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C. (to deploy as a partial BCT).
• 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82d Airborne Division, Fort Bragg, N.C.
DoD will continue to announce major deployments as they are approved. For information on the respective deployments contact 3rd Infantry Division HQ, public affairs office, 912-435-9876, and the 82d Airborne Division Rear Detachment, public affairs office, 910-432-0661.