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4th Infantry Division and Other Support Units Receive Deployment Orders

III Corps and Fort Hood Press Release


The 4th Infantry Division stationed at Fort Hood and its 3rd Brigade at Fort Carson, Colo., as well as various other supporting units, known collectively as Task Force Ironhorse, have received deployment orders to reposition forces as required to support the President's global war against terrorism.

This repositioning of forces provides increased military capabilities in the ongoing war on terror. Any further employment of those forces deploying in a future combat role is a Presidential decision.

The 4th Infantry Division based at Fort Hood, as well as the various other supporting units have responded to our nation's call from the outset on the war on terror. The units within Task Force Ironhorse have sent units or personnel to such places as Afghanistan, Central Asia, Southwest Asia, Cuba, and Europe. Task Force Ironhorse units are trained and ready to deploy on short notice as required to defend America's interests at home and worldwide.

The 4th Infantry Division, as the headquarters unit for Task Force Ironhorse, is the world's first digitally enhanced heavy division. The division's digital systems add to the warfighting capability of the task force by providing the commander improved situational awareness to employ combat power at the decisive point on the battlefield.

For security reasons, specific numbers of troopsdeploying and their deployment destination will not be announced at this time, and III Corps and 4th Infantry Division officials will not speculate on future employment of forces.

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