WASHINGTON -- The Department of the Army announced today the spring 2019 rotation to Kuwait of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado.

The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team will replace 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard as part of a regular rotation of forces in support of Operation Spartan Shield.

"The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team is an expert team of professional soldiers ready to support and defend our nation's interests - wherever and whenever we receive the call. We are honored to support U.S. Central Command as well as our Middle East allies in the coming months. We are equally proud of our Iron Brigade soldiers and all that they have accomplished over the past year as we returned from deployment in Europe, refocused our efforts on other threats to our nation, retrained and prepared to deploy again. The dedication of our soldiers, along with the support of our families and the local community, has enabled us to maintain the highest levels of readiness possible," said Col. Michael J. Simmering, commander of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team.

For more information contact the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office at 719-526-7525. After hours, please contact the 24-hour Fort Carson Operations Center at 526-5500 and ask for the On-Call Public Affairs Officer.