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3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division to bolster NATO


Soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, secure a Paladin M109A6 self-propelled howitzer from 3rd Battalion, 29th Field Artillery Regiment, during rail-load operations at the Fort Carson railhead, Aug. 8, 2016. The Iron Brigade is transporting 1,200 pieces of equipment by rail and road to Fort Irwin, California, for its National Training Center rotation beginning Aug. 22. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Scott Walters, 3rd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.)

WASHINGTON _ The Department of the Army announced the deployment of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division to Europe this winter in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. Stationed at Fort Carson, Col., the Brigade numbers approximately 4,000 soldiers.

"Bringing an entire armored brigade combat team, including all of our heavy equipment, to Europe is a challenging opportunity that 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, is proud to embark upon," said Col. Christopher R. Norrie, commander of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team. "Thanks to the aggressive training we've conducted over the past year in preparation for this mission, I am confident we are the right heavy brigade to continue the armored presence in Europe.

"Living and training alongside our NATO allies and partners on a daily basis will provide ample opportunities to build a comprehensive team that strengthens defensive capabilities and deters aggression in Europe. However, we also are mindful of the sacrifices our soldiers and families will make during this deployment. So we ask for the continued support of our extended family — the Fort Carson and Colorado Springs communities — to ensure our foundation at home remains 'Iron Strong' as well."

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