Help Decode A 1986 M1009

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I am currently looking at a 1986 M1009 and was wondering what the military vehicle ID means. Here is the information on the placards:

Left side = DIV W I-382
Right side = HQ 83

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faststandard

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If there is, it must be faded to the point that I can't see it. The numbers are on an off-white colored panel on both the front bumper and rear tailgate.
 

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Division West of the First Army.....has a 382nd Infantry Regiment with three battalions.

If your "I" is a "1", that would better jive with the usual Army way of hyphenating [Batt - Reg].
 

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It's 1st Army Division West, 1 Battalion 382nd Infantry Regiment. I believe they are located at Ft Bliss and although it says Infantry, it's actually a logistics support battalion.
 

Terracoma

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Edit: CARNAC beat me to it... Logistics Support.

Some internet sleuthing shows that 1-382 was (at one time) assigned to the 479th Field Artillery Brigade out of Fort Hood, under First Army... I think the 479th originally came from Fifth Army out of Fort Sill, but they're showing deactivated in 2015.
 
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faststandard

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This is all very interesting guys. The current owner indicated that he picked the vehicle up at Fort Sill so it validates the information shared.
 
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