All this info is releasable, and supposedly has been given to the media as well.
4th Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division was supposed to relieve us in December. However, the situation in Baghdad is such that 4/1CD was instead sent to relieve the 172nd Brigade (the Alaska unit that got extended by 4 months) . As a result, the unit designated to relieve us was selected on Friday night by the Department of the Army, and surprise, surprise , they have not had a year in the United States since their last deployment.
In order to ensure that this unit has 12 full months to prepare for their deployment and get some time with their families, the RIP/TOA has been moved to mid-Feb and our BOG date (Be On Ground) in Germany is now 28 February.