FORT HOOD, Texas - The Department of Defense announced the deployment of eight units to Iraq beginning in late fall and continuing through the end of 2008. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is among those eight according to the May 19 news release.

"Our forces have been training and are ready to answer the call," says Maj. Gen. Daniel P. Bolger, commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division.

This marks the third tour for the combined arms, heavy-armored brigade, which is now under the command of Col. Gary Volesky.

Grey Wolf first deployed in 2004 for a year-long rotation in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II and have recently returned from a 15-month long deployment in support of OIF 06-08 in Iraq's Diyala Province.