2006 Game Plan- Stationing

Monday July 3, 2006

We are adjusting our global posture to better meet the needs of the combatant commanders. We will support our existing commitments, account for changing security relationships, and maximize our strategic potential. Our effort will posture our forces, logistics activities, and power projection infrastructure to respond to the demands of a complex, uncertain future and will enhance the flow of forces to and from current global commitments. Our stationing plan - which integrates and synchronizes Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC), Integrated Global Presence and Basing Strategy (IGPBS), and Army Modular Force (AMF) initiatives - presents extraordinary challenges. It also presents an extraordinary opportunity to reposition the Army and, simultaneously, to improve the quality of life for our Soldiers and their families.

Related stationing initiatives will lead to improvements in the following areas:
- Army Prepositioned Stocks (APS);
- Army Barracks Modernization Program;
- Expeditionary Capabilities;
- Medical Infrastructure; and,
- Residential Communities Initiative (RCI).

Our plan integrates these initiatives to create the infrastructure required for the foreseeable future. We will consolidate activities by leveraging information technology, advancing supply chain management processes, and reengineering our business processes. Balancing military, economic, and strategic necessities is key in determining the scope and timing of closures, consolidations, construction, renovation, unit activations, and unit deactivations.

See the 2006 Game Plan for more information.

NEWS ABOUT THE ARMY

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  • Equipment Shortages are Strain on the Guard, State Officials Say (EB | HR)

WAR ON TERROR NEWS

  • Tal Afar: Al Qaeda's Town (CBS)
  • Al-Qaida Leaders Sold Al-Zarqawi to U.S. (HC)
  • Iraqi Security Forces 'Stepping Up to the Plate' (MNF)
  • Saddam's Wife, Daughter on Wanted List (HC)

OF INTEREST

  • U.S. Elite Forces Face Shortfall (USAT)
  • Washington Nationals Host Armed Forces Appreciation Day (SAS)
  • Congress Faces Dilemma on Terror Trials (LAT)
  • Virginia Museum Houses Vast Collection of Wartime Treasures (SAS)

WORLD VIEW

  • Has the U.S. Decided to Withdraw Plans to Attack Iran? (ALJ | Story)
  • U.S. Army Bombs Bush's Iran Idea (IBN | Story)
  • Bin Laden Warns U.S. (ALJ | Story)
  • Pentagon Sees Iran Bombing as Unsuccessful -Report (STR | Story)

WHAT'S BEING SAID IN BLOGS

  • Being a Career Soldier (BS)
  • Soldier Now (BS)
  • Interview with an Iraqi General (BS)

ARMY SPORTS

  • Daytona II: Joe Nemechek Race Report (MS)

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SENIOR LEADERS ARE SAYING

"Our troops and our military families deserve all our support and gratitude, and on this Fourth of July weekend, I ask every American to find a way to thank those who defend our freedom."

President George W. Bush speaking about "America Supports You" program on July 2, 2006 during a weekly radio address.

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