They joined 120 soldiers from the 13th Corps Support Battalion and 150 soldiers from the 598th Maintenance Company.It also reported that the bulk of the 3rd Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division would deploy for Iraq in the next couple of weeks. 7, that 1,800 troops would deploy with the 36th Engineer Group to Iraq. 7, that the 29th Infantry Brigade's troops would not deploy to Iraq until after the elections.18 Portland Press Herald report, pulling out of Mosul ahead of its initial schedule, with a possible return to CONUS by late the following week and a return home by mid-march. 17, that Battery C, 1st BN, 107th Field Artillery had returned home that day. 16, that the 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry had retuend home.According to a Feb 18Youngstown Vindicator report, Battery A returned on Feb. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that Battery B had reached For Dix on Jan. It also reported that the 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry would return on Feb. The 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry was expected to return within a few days. 14, that most of the 120th Engineer Battalion had returned home to Okmulgee, OK, that day.Some 200 members of the unit were still in Kuwait but were due to return home within the following three weeks. 12, on the return of Company C of the 216th Engineer BN while the Chillicothe Gazette reported on Feb.20 that the other companies from the Battalion had also returned home. 11, that two battalions from the 82nd Airborne Division, namely the 2nd BN, 325th Airborne Infantry and the 3rd BN, 325th Airborne Infantry, deployed in support of the Jan.
The arrival of that unit in Iraq had not been previously noted. 7, that about 200 soldiers of the 368th Cargo Transfer Company with the 11th Transportation Battalion would return home by Feb. During a briefing to reporters on January 24, 2005, the Director of Army Operations, Lt. The unit was reportedly based near Baqubah, and had under it Batteries B and C, 107th Field Artillery, and a Texas cavalry troop.
Units affected by the rotation were: the Georgia Army National Guard's 48th Infantry Brigade (Separate), the 172d Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the 1st Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, the 101st Airborne Division, Air Assault (division headquarters and 4 brigades), the 1st Brigade, 1st Infantry Division and the 4th Infantry Division (division headquarters and 4 brigades). 1, that "a request by the Commander of Multi-National Forces-Iraq (MNF(I)) to extend two Army brigades and a Marine Expeditionary Unit operating in Iraq [had been approved].
The Secretary also approved the Commander's request for two additional infantry battalions to deploy to Iraq." Affected by the extension order were the Army's 2nd Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, the 2nd Brigade 1st Cavalry Division, the Marine Corps' 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit, and the 66th Transportation Company.
The OIF-4 rotation was expected to be consistent with the then-existing force structure in Iraq of 17 brigades and three division headquarters.
The first units deploying to Iraq are scheduled to arrive in mid-2005, and successive units are to deploy at various times through mid-2006.