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Deployments in the Persian Gulf

A soldier from Company A, 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), watches for insurgents while soldiers in a Stryker infantry vehicle roll down a road in eastern Mosul, Iraq, toward a newly discovered enemy weapons cache, in February 2005.  
25th Infantry Division (Light)

Soldiers: More than 8,000

Home fort: Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The 1st Brigade is based at Fort Lewis, Washington

Deployed to: The 2nd Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division (Light) deployed to Iraq in February 2004 to relieve the 173rd Airborne Brigade in northern Iraq. The deployment was scheduled to last one year but was extended on December 1, 2004. The division's 1st Brigade relieved the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, in Mosul, Iraq, in November 2004.

Units: The 2nd Brigade is composed of three infantry units: 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment; and 1st Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment. Also deploying with the brigade are soldiers from the division's Aviation Brigade and 45th Corps Support Group. The Aviation Brigade includes the following units: 3rd Battalion, 4th Cavalry Regiment; 1st and 2nd Battalions, 25th Aviation Regiment; and the 68th Medical Company. The 45th Corps Support Group includes the following units: 524th Corps Support Battalion; 29th Engineer Battalion; 84th Engineer Battalion; 17th Corps Support Battalion; and the 125th Finance Battalion.

The 1st Brigade includes the following units: 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment; 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment; 2nd Battalion, 8th Field Artillery Regiment; and the 17th Corps Support Battalion.

Duties: In Iraq, the 2nd Brigade is attached to the 1st Infantry Division and is part of Task Force Danger. The brigade is responsible for the provinces of At Tamim and As Sulaymaniyah provinces in northern Iraq.

The 1st Brigade is part of Task Force Olympia, based in Mosul, Iraq. The brigade is the Army's second Stryker Brigade, fielding the new Stryker armored wheeled vehicle. The vehicle is designed to enable a Stryker Brigade Combat Team to maneuver more easily in close and urban terrain while providing protection in open terrain.

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