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Twitty Leaves First Army

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The commanding general of First Army is leaving. On Thursday, during a "relinquishment of command ceremony" on Arsenal Island, First Army will say good-bye to Lieutenant General Stephen Twitty.

After two years here as commanding general, Twitty will become the deputy commander for the US European Command.

Taking his place will be Major General Erik Peterson - he'll become acting commanding general after serving for one year leading First Army Division West. 

First Army mobilizes, trains, and deploys all units of the Army National Guard and Army Reserve.  

A native of Detroit, Herb Trix began his radio career as a country-western disc jockey in Roswell, New Mexico (“KRSY, your superkicker in the Pecos Valley”), in 1978. After a stint at an oldies station in Topeka, Kansas (imagine getting paid to play “Louie Louie” and “Great Balls of Fire”), he wormed his way into news, first in Topeka, and then in Freeport Illinois.