25 September 2006

Extended

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division has been extended for 46 days.

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.

5 Comments:

Blogger Zero Ponsdorf said...

Saw that elsewhere and had my fingers crossed it didn't include you.

So much for wishful thinking.

12:22 AM  
Anonymous Ryan said...

meh, that sucketh greatly

12:57 AM  
Blogger sophia said...

Yeah, sorry to hear that.

4:17 AM  
Blogger Consul-At-Arms said...

That definitely sucks, but at least it underscores higher's commitment to troops getting 12 months in between deployments.

Unless, of course, you transfer to a unit that's going before your own, personal 12 months are up.

3:13 PM  
Anonymous sappersmom said...

Crummy, crummy. Well, hang in there.

5:28 AM  

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