Monday, May 19, 2008

New Deployments Announced

I knew there would be more soon. Never prepared for the announcement. I do have family in the military so I often check to see what is new. Pray for all involved - families, military, civilians , emotional health, mental health, physical health, finances, wisdom.

via Iwon - complete announcement found at this link but here is a bit of information about who is going over:

Currently there are 155,000 troops, including 17 combat brigades, in Iraq.

The seven Army combat brigades and one division headquarters units that would be sent to Iraq later this year are:

- 25th Infantry Division Headquarters

- 2nd Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, from Fort Carson, Colo.

- 3rd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, from Schofield Barracks, Hawaii

- 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, from Fort Riley, Kan.

- 3rd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C.

- 172nd Infantry Brigade from Schweinfurt, Germany

- 3rd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, from Fort Hood, Texas.

- 1st Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, from Fort Wainwright, Alaska.

The four National Guard brigades being alerted for Iraq duty are:

- 72nd Brigade Combat Team, Texas National Guard

- 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division, Pennsylvania National Guard

- 256th Brigade Combat Team, Louisiana National Guard

- 278th Brigade Combat Team, Tennessee National Guard

The unit told to prepare for deployment to Afghanistan was the 86th Brigade Combat Team from the Vermont National Guard. There are currently 33,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan, including 15,000 serving with the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force, and 18,000 in the U.S.-led effort to train the Afghan Army and conduct counterinsurgency operations.