Appears GEN Myers was in the neighborhood. Perhaps I live in a cave...but I never heard a word about it.
The chance of another extension for 1st Armored Division troops in Iraq is slim but not entirely out of the question, Gen. Richard B. Myers, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Monday.
“… In the security business, never say never,” Myers said in brief news conference after visiting Germany-based 1st AD families. “Security’s too much of an important issue. But, the likelihood of [an extension] is very, very small.”
Originally scheduled to return from Iraq in April, the 1st Armored Division was extended an additional 90 days downrange.
Myers offered his support to the families before returning stateside from last weekend’s D-Day commemoration events in Normandy, France.
He stopped Monday in the 1st AD communities of Baumholder and Wiesbaden, headquarters of the division. Family members from Giessen and Hanau, also in the 1st AD footprint, attended the meeting in Wiesbaden, according to Hilde Patton, V Corps spokeswoman.