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Korea deployment for brigade confirmed
1st ABCT heading out this spring
The Department of the Army has not given an exact date when the 3rd Infantry Division soldiers will deploy. - photo by 3rd ID patch

The Department of the Army has confirmed one of the worst kept secrets around Fort Stewart today, announcing the spring deployment of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division stationed at Fort Stewart to Korea.

A news release from the Department of the Army said the 1st will replace 2nd ABCT, 1st Cavalry Division as part of a regular rotation of forces and support the United States Forces-Korea's commitment to our Republic of Korea partners.

There are normally about 4,000 troops in a brigade.

“The Raider Brigade has a proud history of answering the nation's call,” Col. Mike Adams, 1st Armored Brigade commander, said. “Our unit recently completed a rigorous training cycle that culminated with a decisive action training environment rotation to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. We are trained and ready to perform our mission as part of a long-standing alliance between the Republic of Korea and the United States."

This deployment marks the historic return of the 3rd ID to Korea, according to the release. The division supported combat missions of the Eighth Army until 1953, fighting during the Battle of the Chosin Reservoir, at the Chorwon-Kumwha area, Jackson Heights, and Arrowhead outposts.

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