Armed Forces News

The Army has expanded its stop-loss policy to include entire units that are 90 days or less away from deploying, said Army deputy chief for personnel Lt. Gen. Frank L. “Buster” Hagenbeck. Initially, the expanded order will affect the following units slated for Iraq: most of the 2nd Brigade of the 10th Mountain Division, from Fort Drum, N.Y.; the Louisiana National Guard’s 265th Infantry Brigade, the Idaho National Guard’s 116th Armored Brigade; the Tennessee National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment; and the 42nd Infantry Division’s headquarters staff, from the New York National Guard. The 2nd Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division, in South Korea is expected to deploy this summer and also will be subject to the expanded stop-loss program.