FORT SILL, Oklahoma – The commander, III Armored Corps announced a deployment readiness exercise January 10th, 2023.  The emergency deployment exercise will test the capability to alert, recall, and prepare to deploy under emergency conditions.

Deploying personnel include elements from 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, and the 67th Forward Support Company, 75th Field Artillery Brigade from Fort Sill, Oklahoma.  The deploying units fall under the III Armored Corps at Fort Hood, Texas. This exercise is also a test of the installation’s capability to support the deployment of this unit under emergency conditions.

“This Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise (EDRE) is an opportunity to validate our Army’s ability to deploy world-wide short notice,” said Maj. Gen. Christopher Beck, III Armored Corps, deputy commanding general. “The EDRE provides the unit an opportunity to exercise the procedures associated with recalling unit members, preparing personnel and equipment for deployment, deploying, and planning and conducting a mission. Additionally, the exercise highlights the strong commitment from the Fires Center of Excellence in supporting III Armored Corps units as their integration through installation assets is critical to the unit’s success.”

Conducting Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercises validates the Army’s expeditionary capabilities to support combatant commander requirements across the globe on short notice.  Elements from the 2nd Battalion, 20th Field Artillery, and the 67th Forward Support Company, 75th Field Artillery Brigade will deploy to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California to participate in routine training.

For any question or additional information, please contact III Armored Corps Public Affairs office at iiicorpspaoops@army.mil.