Disappointed and sad

NEWS RELEASES from the United States Department of Defense

April 02, 2007
Media Contact: (703) 697-5131/697-5132
Public/Industry(703) 428-0711

DoD Announces Force Adjustments

The Department of Defense announced today additional major units scheduled to
deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.The announcement involves one corps
headquarters, two division headquarters and one brigade combat team consisting
of approximately 7,000 personnel

Specific decisions made by the secretary of defense include:

XVIII Airborne Corps Headquarters, Fort Bragg, N.C.

1st Armored Division Headquarters, Wiesbaden, Germany

4th Infantry Division Headquarters, Fort Hood, Texas

1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Additionally, the Department announced that the 25th Infantry Division headquarters will have its tour extended by approximately 45 days. (emphasis mine)

Other combat-support and combat-service-support units consisting of
approximately 2,000 personnel have also been identified to deploy in support of operations in Iraq.

More combat-support and combat-service-support units may be deployed should
commanders determine additional support forces are required.

These deployments reflect the continued commitment of the United States to the
security of the Iraqi people.The Department recognizes the continued sacrifices
of these units and their family members.

DoD will continue to announce major unit deployments as they are identified and
those units are alerted. For information on the units announced today or other
units involved in this rotation, please contact Army Public Affairs at (703)

I knew this was coming. Even before the rumors started, I had a gut feeling. Mentally I've been prepared to be happy if MacGyver makes it home before Christmas 2007. Still doesn't make it any easier to swallow when you get official notification. *sigh*

There are many families that this is hitting hard. They could use our prayers. Come home soon, MacGyver. Safely too, please.


- hfs

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