±Recent Visitors

Recent Visitors to Com-Central!

±User Info-big

Welcome Anonymous


Latest: DIEGO38
New Today: 0
New Yesterday: 0
Overall: 6597

People Online:
Members: 0
Visitors: 121
Total: 121
Who Is Where:
01: Community Forums
02: Community Forums
03: Statistics
04: Photo Gallery
05: Photo Gallery
06: Home
07: Community Forums
08: Photo Gallery
09: Photo Gallery
10: Community Forums
11: Community Forums
12: News
13: Community Forums
14: Community Forums
15: CPGlang
16: Community Forums
17: Photo Gallery
18: Community Forums
19: Community Forums
20: Community Forums
21: Photo Gallery
22: Photo Gallery
23: Community Forums
24: Community Forums
25: Community Forums
26: Photo Gallery
27: Community Forums
28: Community Forums
29: News Archive
30: Home
31: Community Forums
32: CPGlang
33: Photo Gallery
34: Community Forums
35: Photo Gallery
36: CPGlang
37: Community Forums
38: Photo Gallery
39: Photo Gallery
40: Photo Gallery
41: Community Forums
42: Member Screenshots
43: Photo Gallery
44: Community Forums
45: Community Forums
46: Community Forums
47: Community Forums
48: Photo Gallery
49: Photo Gallery
50: Photo Gallery
51: CPGlang
52: Community Forums
53: Community Forums
54: Home
55: Photo Gallery
56: Home
57: Community Forums
58: Photo Gallery
59: Photo Gallery
60: Photo Gallery
61: Photo Gallery
62: Community Forums
63: Downloads
64: Community Forums
65: Photo Gallery
66: Community Forums
67: Community Forums
68: Photo Gallery
69: Community Forums
70: Community Forums
71: Home
72: Statistics
73: Community Forums
74: Photo Gallery
75: Community Forums
76: Home
77: Photo Gallery
78: Downloads
79: Photo Gallery
80: Photo Gallery
81: Home
82: Community Forums
83: Photo Gallery
84: Community Forums
85: Statistics
86: Community Forums
87: Community Forums
88: Home
89: Your Account
90: Community Forums
91: Community Forums
92: Photo Gallery
93: Community Forums
94: Community Forums
95: Photo Gallery
96: Photo Gallery
97: Community Forums
98: Community Forums
99: Community Forums
100: Community Forums
101: CPGlang
102: Community Forums
103: Community Forums
104: Photo Gallery
105: Downloads
106: Photo Gallery
107: Community Forums
108: Community Forums
109: Community Forums
110: Photo Gallery
111: Community Forums
112: Community Forums
113: Community Forums
114: Community Forums
115: Home
116: Photo Gallery
117: Home
118: Photo Gallery
119: Community Forums
120: Community Forums
121: Community Forums

Staff Online:

No staff members are online!
7th & 24th IDs are going away (again)...
The AFV ASSOCIATION was formed in 1964 to support the thoughts and research of all those interested in Armored Fighting Vehicles and related topics, such as AFV drawings. The emphasis has always been on sharing information and communicating with other members of similar interests; e.g. German armor, Japanese AFVs, or whatever.
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page     Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board

View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 3941
Location: Arlington, VA
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 7:34 am
Post subject: 7th & 24th IDs are going away (again)...

First U.S. Army reorganizes

By Gina Cavallaro
Staff writer, Army Times

The Army’s ongoing realignment shifted again Tuesday with a ceremony to inactivate the 7th Infantry Division at Fort Carson, Colo., and the inactivation earlier this month of the 24th Infantry Division at Fort Riley, Kan.

Both divisions will be replaced officially on Oct. 1, when First U.S. Army activates Training Support Division East at Fort Meade, Md., and Training Support Division West at Fort Carson.

Each training division will be under a two-star commander and serve as command and control headquarters for pre- and post-mobilization training and certification and readiness oversight for Reserve and National Guard units in their geographic areas.

TSD East will stand up from scratch at Fort Meade, although some personnel from the 24th ID will migrate to the staff. TSD East will be under the command of Maj. Gen. Jay W. Hood, and will be fully operational by January 2007.

TSD West will be operational in October and commanded by Maj. Gen. Robert W. Mixon, Jr. It likely will absorb most of its staff from the 7th ID since they are in the same location, First U.S. Army spokesman Lt. Col. Rich Steele said.

The Mississippi River will divide the two areas of operations.

Each TSD will comprise about 100 Reserve soldiers, 80 active-duty soldiers and 50 civilians.

After the TSDs are fully operational, the current five training support divisions � 75th, 78th, 85th, 87th and 91st � will be returned to the U.S. Army Reserve Command, Steele said.

The 16 training support brigades, comprising about 700 to 800 soldiers, will then report to the newly formed TSDs.

First U.S. Army has always been responsible for training Reserve and National Guard units east of the Mississippi River, while Fifth U.S. Army did the same for units west of the Mississippi.

Since the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, the First U.S. and Fifth U.S. Armies have trained 399,000 Reserve troops for mobilization, 254,000 of which were trained by First U.S. Army, Steele said.

Now, First Army, which works under Forces Command, will be responsible for the two new divisions.

First U.S. Army on Jan. 16 dropped its standby mission of being on-call to respond to homeland disasters such as it did last year with Hurricane Katrina.

That mission of homeland defense and civil support operations now belongs to Fifth U.S. Army at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, which is known as U.S. Army North and works under U.S. Northern Command.

“With the Army’s new reorganization, First U.S. Army is the single training headquarters of all Reserve component conventional forces. Now we’re able to focus solely on training and devote 100 percent of our efforts on that,� Steele said.
Back to top
View user's profile
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 23, 2006
Posts: 1311
Location: Ft Hood, TX
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 10:32 am
Post subject: Re: 7th & 24th IDs are going away (again)...

My first active duty unit was the 24th ID at Ft Stewart, GA. Our Brigade commander then was Col. Honore, who is now the First Army Commander. He called all his junior officers "dick" all the time and always had an un-lit cigar in his mouth. I was with the 24th when they switched over to the 3rd ID back in 95-96. Besides changing all out unit patches, the renaming of bowling ally's, repainting of the water-towers, etc... was areal nitemare.

SFC Jeff Button "High Angle Hell"
Back to top
View user's profile Send e-mail Photo Gallery
Power User

Offline Offline
Joined: Jan 28, 2006
Posts: 2024
Location: Razorback Country
PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2006 12:06 pm
Post subject: Re: 7th & 24th IDs are going away (again)...

That's the best thing the could've done. I always thought it was better to retire those divisions than degrade them by making them TSD's. On Riley the 24ID patch was considered "Remf's" and basically was a garrison unit that served no real pupose other than to bother the combat brigades there (I'm sure I have now offended some). We did not consider them the "Real" 24 ID.

Back to top
View user's profile Photo Gallery
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic    Reply to topic    Printer Friendly Page    Forum Index ›  AFV News Discussion Board
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT - 6 Hours

Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum