1st Cavalry Division to deploy as part of the Operation IRAQI FREEDOM II. The 39th Enhanced Separate Infantry Brigade from the Arkansas Army National Guard (ARARNG), a separate light infantry brigade currently under control of the 7th Infantry Division of Ft. Carson, CO, strengthened by a battalion of soldiers composed of the 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry and 41st Infantry Brigade from the Oregon Army National Guard (ORARNG) and "F" Battery, 1st Battalion, 202nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment from the Illinois Army National Guard (ILARNG), will move to Ft. Hood, TX to train with the First Team for this deployment. They will then move out to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Ft. Polk, LA to finish their training and then be shipped to the CENTCOM area where they will be formally attached to the 1st Cavalry Division in Iraq.
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The 86th Infantry Division was a unit of the United States Army in World War I and World War II. Currently called the 86th Training Division, based at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, members of the division now work with Active Army, Reserve, and National Guard units to provide them with a Decisive Action Training Environment on a yearly basis. The division was nicknamed the "Black Hawk Division," named after the Sauk Leader Chief Black Hawk. Frederic McLaughlin, was a commander with the 333rd Machine Gun Battalion of the 86th Infantry Division during World War I. In 1926, McLaughlin would be granted a franchise by the National Hockey League, which he would put in his home town of Chicago. He named the team the Chicago Black Hawks after the unit. The 86th was redesignated as the HQ's 86th Training Brigade on 11 Feb 2009 and activated at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin on 16 September 2010. Shortly after its reactivation, on 18 September 2010, it was redesignated as Headquarters 86th Training Division.
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The UH-60A entered service with the U.S. Army in 1979, to replace the Bell UH-1 Iroquois as the Army's tactical transport helicopter. This was followed by the fielding of electronic warfare and special operations variants of the Black Hawk. Improved UH-60L and UH-60M utility variants have also been developed. Modified versions have also been developed for the U.S. Navy, Air Force, and Coast Guard. In addition to U.S. Army use, the UH-60 family has been exported to several nations. Black Hawks have served in combat during conflicts in Grenada, Panama, Iraq, Somalia, the Balkans, Afghanistan, and other areas in the Middle East.
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