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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: January 16, 2013 1:18:06 PM CST

MEDIA ADVISORY: Division West to conduct change of command ceremony

FORT HOOD, Texas — First Army Division West will conduct a change of command ceremony Jan. 23 at 10 a.m. on Cameron Field.

Maj. Gen. Warren E. Phipps Jr. will assume command of Division West from Maj. Gen. Perry L. Wiggins.

Division West, a subordinate unit of First Army, trains and validates Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers for deployment to combat or other contingency operations. The division also trains units of the active Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, U.S. Marine Corps and United States partner nations, for a total of nearly 40,000 servicemembers every year.

Media representatives interested in attending the change of command ceremony should contact the Division West Public Affairs office and arrive at the Fort Hood Visitor Center no later than 9:15 a.m. to be escorted to Cameron Field.

For more information about the change of command, contact Jay Adams, Division West Public Affairs chief, at (254) 553-5003.

For more information contact:
First Army Division West Public Affairs
First Army Division West
(254) 553-5003
Fort Hood, TX 76544
[email protected]