The Department of the Army announced today planned force structure changes that support the Army's transformation requirements.

By June 1, 2010, the Army will relocate the following units to Fort Hood, Texas:

First Army Division West Headquarters from Fort Carson, Colorado;

The 1-393rd and 2-393rd Infantry Training Support Battalions, and 3-393rd Field Artillery Training Support Battalion from Fort Chaffee, Arkansas;

The 1-337th Aviation Training Support Battalion from Fort Knox, Kentucky;

The 166th Aviation Brigade Headquarters and 2-291st Aviation Training Support Battalion from Fort Riley, Kansas;

The 479th Field Artillery Brigade Headquarters from Fort Sill, Oklahoma;

The 1-351st Aviation Training Support battalion from Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Because of the changing training environment, First Army initiated a comprehensive transformation to permanently reorganize and re-station its headquarters and trainers at the Mobilization Training Centers (MTCs) where they train and operate. Locating Soldiers and Families where they work will dramatically improve their quality of life.

First Army Division West's mission is to execute pre-mobilization training, readiness oversight, and post-mobilization operations in its geographical area of responsibility in accordance with the Army Force Generation model in order to provide trained and ready reserve component forces to the regional combatant commanders for the full spectrum of operations. These stationing actions result in the manning authorizations changes depicted in the above link.

Point of contact for this notification is Lt. Col. Lee M. Packnett, (703) 614-2487, Office of the Chief of Public Affairs.