The Department of the Army has confirmed the Department of Defense's announcement for the next rotation of major units scheduled to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. The announcement involves a National Guard division headquarters and a fires brigade, with a combined total of approximately 3,600 personnel.

The units are scheduled to begin their deployment between the fall and winter of 2010 and have received alert orders to begin their mobilization process. The mobilization orders provide a greater measure of predictability for Family members, and flexibility for employers to plan for military service of their employees. Reserve component units are mobilized for a 12-month period that included pre-deployment training and boots on the ground in theater.

The division headquarters and brigade preparing to deploy are the 36th Division Headquarters, Texas Army National Guard, and the 197th Fires Brigade, New Hampshire Army National Guard.
The Army will provide only the best led, best trained, and best equipped forces possible to the combatant commander for operations in Iraq to support the U.S.-Iraq Security Agreement and the Strategic Framework Agreement.

For more information, contact Lt. Col. Lee M. Packnett at (703) 614-2487.

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