WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the spring 2018 deployment of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia, to the Republic of Korea.

The 1st Armored Brigade will replace 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 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.

"The Raider Brigade has a proud history of answering the nation's call. 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," said Col. Mike Adams, 1st Armored Brigade commander.

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

For more information contact the 3rd Infantry Division public affairs officer, Maj. Megan Jantos, megan.l.jantos.mil@mail.mil, by phone at 912-435-9869.