The Army will get an eighth Stryker brigade.
Three of them have their home stations here at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Another is based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, another at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii; another with the Pennsylvania National Guard; and another in Vilseck, Germany.
Word came down Friday that the 1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas, will convert from a heavy brigade to a Stryker combat team. The unit is now in the latter stages of its third deployment to Iraq; the conversion becomes effective in 2011, and the brigade will be trained …