first_imgIII CORPSIII Corps and its Subordinate Units are prepared to rapidly deploy and conduct the full range of military operations to seize, retain and exploit the initiative, in order to defeat any adversary. The Corps is prepared to exercise mission command of Army, Joint, and Multi-National Forces, as a Corps, Joint Task force, or Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command (CJFLCC).1ST CAVALRY DIVISIONWith more than 20,000 soldiers, the 1st Cavalry Division is the premier heavy-armored division in today’s Army. It is organized in brigade combat teams, composed of maneuver elements, artillery and support. The division also has an air cavalry brigade, horse cavalry detachment and division band.DIVISION WEST – FIRST ARMYThe First Army’s Division West primary mission is the training of Reserve Component service members.3RD CAVALRY REGIMENTThe 3rd Cavalry Regiment, known as the “Brave Rifles,” is a combined arms unit composed of three cavalry squadrons, an aviation squadron and a support squadron.U.S. ARMY GARRISON FORT HOODFort Hood’s garrison provides support to soldiers and families through services and facilities while optimizing resources, sustaining the environment and enhancing the well-being of the Fort Hood community. The garrison is composed of directorates such as Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation; Emergency Services; Public Works and others.13TH SUSTAINMENT COMMAND (EXPEDITIONARY)The 13th Expeditionary Sustainment Command provides mission command assigned, attached and operational control units. Plans, prepares, executes and assesses sustainment, distribution, theater opening and reception, staging, and onward movement for forces in theater of operation in support of unified land operations. Continues to build relationships with all sustainment brigades.It shapes sustainment readiness in the CONUS-West area of influence by serving as the primary sustainment advisor to senior commanders of United States Army Forces Command installations; assisting, advocating for, and mentoring echelons above brigade sustainment units in order to improve efficiency of installation support and prepare units for deployment.1ST MEDICAL BRIGADEThe 1st Medical Brigade is providing health care and medical services to the Fort Hood community, and continuing training in its combat support mission.11TH SIGNAL BRIGADEThe 11th Theater Tactical Signal Brigade deploys and executes Mission Command and Network Operations (NETOPS) of Expeditionary Communication Systems for III Corps, ACF or designated land component commander conducting Unified Land Operations and current missions.36TH ENGINEER BRIGADEThe unit deploys to provide route clearing, assault gap-crossing, horizontal and vertical engineering projects.89TH MILITARY POLICE BRIGADEThe brigade consists of several MP battalions (including the Fort Hood-based 720th MP battalion and the 178th and 126th MP detachments), which deploy to provide military police combat support, area security, internment and resettlement operations, law and order and police intelligence. When not deployed, the brigade provides law enforcement and force protection to Fort Hood.504TH BATTLEFIELD SURVEILLANCE BRIGADEThe brigade regularly deploys to provide intelligence, counterintelligence, operational security and electronic warfare.3RD SECURITY FORCE ASSISTANCE BRIGADEThe 3rd Security Force Assistance Brigade deploys in support of a combatant commander, integrates with foreign partner forces, assists and advises local security operations to build partner security capacity and capability to achieve regional security in support of U.S. national interests.48TH CHEMICAL BRIGADEThis brigade consists of about 3,000 CBRNE (chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive) soldiers in five battalions spread across nine military installations.69TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERYThe unit has Avenger and Stinger missiles and Patriot batteries. The unit is composed of 2-1 ADA, 4-5 ADA and 1-44th ADA.U.S. ARMY OPERATIONAL TEST COMMANDThis command helps spearhead the testing of future Army equipment.last_img read more

Sovernet to be rebranded FirstLight

first_imgFirstLiight/Sovernet Communications,FirstLight Fiber,Vermont Business Magazine In the naissance of the Internet, a small phone company was formed in Bellows Falls that soon used its copper pairs to set up local email and Web browsing services. It was a local company that was competing against other local companies like Together Networks and national behemoths like AOL, CompuServe and Netscape. While some of those firms’ technology still exists (even if they don’t) from the good old days of the late ’80s and early ’90s (JavaScript, GIF), Sovernet, founded in 1995, evolved as a phone company CLEC and ISP. It was bought and sold a couple of times and eventually set up a “middle-mile” fiber network in Vermont and neighboring states that offers service largely to schools and government entities. Its new owner, FirstLight, announced today that it will rebrand Sovernet to the parent company name as it consolidates its recent flurry of acquisitions into one identity.According to Sovernet, FirstLight will continue to have an office in Bellows Falls with no layoffs. Sovernet has 65 employees in Vermont and New York.FirstLight(link is external), a  fiber-optic bandwidth infrastructure services provider based in Albany, NY, and operating in the Northeast, announced that following the recent acquisitions of Oxford Networks and ION Communications, has rebranded to a single company name, “FirstLight.” This development is the next step in the company’s integration process following Oak Hill Capital Partners(link is external)’ recently completed acquisitions of Oxford Networks(link is external) and Sovernet Communications(link is external). The company said in a press release that it plans to “sunset” the Sovernet Communications brand in the coming weeks.“Rebranding to a single company name ‘FirstLight’ represents another significant milestone in our integration process to create one team with a singular focus on continuing to provide outstanding service and support to our customers,” stated Kurt Van Wagenen, President and CEO of FirstLight.Offering network, Internet, data center, cloud and voice services, FirstLight operates a regional fiber network serving enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast, connecting more than 5,000 locations in service with an additional 20,000 locations serviceable by its 9,600-route mile network. Upon the close of the recently announced FirstLight acquisition of Finger Lakes Technologies(link is external) Group, the company will then operate a regional network consisting of approximately 12,000 route miles of high-capacity fiber in six states and Canada, with more than 7,000 on-net locations and 12 data centers totaling more than 225,000 square feet of space strategically located throughout its footprint.“The rebrand of Oxford Networks and ION Communications as FirstLight is a testament to our team’s ability to successfully work together to align as one strong company,” commented Maura Mahoney, Vice President of Marketing and Product Management of FirstLight. “As FirstLight, we will stay true to our mission of providing the complete portfolio of high quality infrastructure services our customers rely upon.” About FirstLightFirstLight, headquartered in Albany, New York, provides fiber-optic data, Internet, data center and voice services to enterprise and carrier customers throughout the Northeast connecting more than 5,000 locations in service with an additional 20,000 locations serviceable by our 9,600 route mile network. FirstLight offers a robust suite of advanced telecommunications products featuring a comprehensive portfolio of high bandwidth connectivity solutions including Ethernet, wavelength and dark fiber services as well as dedicated Internet access solutions, data center, cloud and voice services. FirstLight’s clientele includes national cellular providers and wireline carriers and many leading enterprises, spanning high tech manufacturing and research, hospitals and healthcare, banking and financial, secondary education, colleges and universities, and local and state governments.Source: Albany, NY – April 12, 2017 – FirstLight. (link is external)To learn more about FirstLight, visit is external), or follow the company on Twitter(link is external) and LinkedIn(link is external). TOP: VBM file photo of Sovernet headquarters in Bellows Falls.last_img read more