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July 23, 2009 at 1:36pm

3rd Brigade, 2nd ID deployment ceremony

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This in from the Fort Lewis PAO:

Fort Lewis, Wash. - The 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division will conduct a deployment ceremony Friday, July 24, at 10 a.m. on Watkins Field.

Approximately 4,000 Soldiers will deploy with the brigade to Iraq later this summer.

This will be the 3rd Stryker Brigade's third deployment to Iraq. The brigade deployed in November 2003, serving 12 months in Samarra and Mosul. The unit deployed again to Iraq in June 2006, conducting operations in Mosul and the Ninevah Province, Baghdad, Najaf, and Baqubah before returning to Fort Lewis in September, 2007.

The 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, or "Arrowhead Brigade," was the Army's first Stryker Brigade Combat team. Today, there are six active-duty Stryker brigades, and one brigade in the Pennsylvania National Guard.

June 9, 2009 at 8:47am

The coming of Lt. Col. Lance E. Davis

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At 8 a.m. Wednesday, the 199th Infantry Regiment will welcome two new battalion commanders.

Wednesday, June 10, Lt. Col. Scott W. Halstead with assume command of the 2nd Battalion, 11th Infantry Regiment from Lt. Col. Lance E. Davis at Fort Benning. Davis has been reassigned to Fort Lewis, where he will serve as the deputy commander for the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division.

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