Skip to comments.11th Signal Brigade deploys Thursday
Posted on 10/03/2007 5:17:17 PM PDT by SandRat
FORT HUACHUCA The first group of the 11th Signal Brigade to head to Iraq is tentatively scheduled to depart from the posts Libby Army Airfield Thursday morning.
The brigades headquarters and headquarters company, of about 120 soldiers, will first head to Kuwait for additional training before going to Iraq.
The 11ths mission will be to support 3rd Corps initially and then XVIII Airborne Corps.
The brigades soldiers will replace the 3rd Signal Brigade currently deployed to various locations in Southwest Asia by accomplishing a relief in place, meaning they will occupy equipment, systems and networks already in the region and operate and maintain a joint coalition computer, communications, command and control network in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The soldiers will provide services such as Internet communications, computer help desk assistance, satellite transmissions, phone lines, and cable/phone line/fiber optic installations.
Later this year, soldiers of the 40th Signal Battalion will deploy to the region.
Members of the brigades 86th Signal Battalion are in Iraq and expected to return to the fort before Christmas after completing a 15-month deployment.
Why do we announce to our enemies all of our troop deployments?