FORT HOOD (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas – The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is scheduled to attend a training rotation at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California, next month.
“The deployment of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California is a vital training opportunity,” said Col. Kevin Capra, Commander of 3rd Brigade. ““It gives us a unique opportunity to test ourselves, our systems and our tactics against a near-peer force that cannot be replicated at Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos).”
In addition to its seven organic battalions, the GREYWOLF brigade will deploy to Fort Irwin with the 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, the 2nd Chemical Battalion and the 1st Platoon, 401st Military Police Company from Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos), Texas as well as Army National Guard and Reserve units from 12 states, including Alabama, California, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Wisconsin.
“We are very excited about the integration of the National Guard and Reserve units as well as the active duty units from here at Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos),” said Capra. “It supports the Army’s Total Force Partnership, will significantly enhance our capabilities and helps validate our readiness to respond to any mission we are given.”
The Greywolf Brigade is an Armored Brigade Combat Team composed of M1A2 Tanks, M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles, M109A6 Paladin Self-propelled Howitzers and over 4,000 Soldiers.
For more information contact:
3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division
Public Affairs Office
Bldg. 24007, 58th Street
Fort Hood (Now designated Fort Cavazos), TX 76544