08 November 2007

10th MTN HQ to head back downrange

Ft Drum PAO:

The 10th Mountain Division's headquarters is scheduled to deploy to Iraq in Spring 2008 to support military operations and to assist training the Iraqi Army and Iraqi security forces.

"The 10th Mountain Division has supported the country's fight against terrorism since 2001 and we are proud and ready to redeploy in support of this fight again," said Maj. Gen. Michael Oates, 10th Mountain Division commander.

The division headquarters most recently deployed to Afghanistan from February 2006 to February 2007 where it comprised the core of Combined Joint Task Force-76. The division also deployed to Afghanistan from 2003 to 2004.

The 10th Mountain began earning its reputation as the Army's “most-deployed division” in 1990 after operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. The 1st BCT is currently in northern Iraq on their second OIF tour, and the 2nd BCT is now on its way home from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.

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