The deployment will begin next week with movement of the 3rd Brigade from Fort Benning, Ga., through Robins Air Force Base, Ga., officials said. The rest of the division is expected to follow in a deployment from Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., and that is expected to continue throughout the month, officials said.
The 3rd Infantry Division (Mechanized) has four fighting brigades. The 1st and 2nd Brigades are based at Fort Stewart, the 3d Brigade at Fort Benning and the 4th Brigade has units located at both Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga., and Fort Stewart. The division has an Engineer Brigade, a brigade-size Division Artillery, or DIVARTY, and a brigade-size Division Support Command, or DISCOM. The division also includes the 103rd Military Intelligence Battalion, the 123rd Signal Battalion, and the 1st Battalion, 3rd Air Defense. Also deploying will be the headquarters and units of the 24th Corps Support Group, a brigade-size logistics unit.
Once in Kuwait the division will continue to train, officials said, honing its combat power and awaiting further orders.
(Information provided by the 3rd Infantry Division and Fort Stewart Public Affairs Office.)