US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct Remagen Ready 24-1
1 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S Army Soldiers assigned to 43rd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade prepare to cross Belton Lake as part of a wet gap crossing during the Remagen Ready training exercise on Fort Cavazos, TX, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
2 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 43rd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade guide Soldiers assigned to the 115th Brigade Support Battalion across Belton Lake as part of a wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 4, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
3 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 43rd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade prepare to cross Belton Lake as part of a wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
4 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 43rd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade guide Soldiers assigned to the 115th Brigade Support Battalion across Belton Lake as part of a wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 4, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
5 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 115th Brigade Support Battalion cross Belton Lake as part of a wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 4, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
6 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 36th Engineer Brigade participate in a bridge crossing exercise during Remagen Ready 24-1 at Fort Cavazos ,Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc Josefina Garcia) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Josefina Garcia) VIEW ORIGINAL
III Armored Corps units participate in Remagen Ready
7 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade prepare to construct a bridge as part of a wet gap crossing during the Remagen Ready training exercise on Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Justin Rachal) (Photo Credit: Spc. Justin Rachal) VIEW ORIGINAL
36th Engineer Brigade conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
8 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 36th Engineer Brigade help facilitate the movement of equipment during a wet gap crossing while participating in exercise Remagen Ready 24-1 at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Josefina Garcia) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Josefina Garcia) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
9 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct a wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready 24-1 at Fort Cavazos Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Josefina Garcia) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Josefina Garcia) VIEW ORIGINAL
36th Engineer Brigade conducts exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
10 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 36th Engineer Brigade ensure the connections are secured prior to conducting a wet gap crossing as part of exercise Remagen Ready 24-1 at Fort Cavazos Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc Josefina Garcia) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Josefina Garcia) VIEW ORIGINAL
1st Cavalry Divisions Soldiers conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
11 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Cavalry Division await instructions in their Bradley Fighting Vehicle prior to engaging in a wet gap crossing as part of exercise Remagen Ready 24-1 at Fort Cavazos Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Josefina Garcia) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Josefina Garcia) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
12 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 43rd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade prepare to cross Belton Lake as part of a wet gap crossing during the Remagen Ready training exercise on Fort Cavazos, TX, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
13 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 43rd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade prepare to cross Belton Lake as part of a wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
14 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, transport troops and cargo across Belton Lake during Remagen Ready, a training exercise on Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Justin Rachal) (Photo Credit: Spc. Justin Rachal) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
15 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Two UH-60 Blackhawks fly over Belton Lake, while U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, construct a bridge as part of a wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended, live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Justin Rachal) (Photo Credit: Spc. Justin Rachal) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
16 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, ferry across Belton Lake on a floating ribbon bridge during the Remagen Ready training exercise on Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Justin Rachal) (Photo Credit: Spc. Justin Rachal) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
17 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade prepare to begin movement across Belton Lake during the Remagen Ready training exercise on Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Justin Rachal) (Photo Credit: Spc. Justin Rachal) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
18 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 74th Multi-Role Bridge Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade re-deploy the anchor of a floating ribbon bridge to move across Belton Lake during the Remagen Ready training exercise on Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 3, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Justin Rachal) (Photo Credit: Spc. Justin Rachal) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
19 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 36th Engineer Brigade listen to a brief during Remagen Ready 24-1 at Fort Cavazos Texas, Nov. 1, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc Josefina Garcia) (Photo Credit: Pfc. Josefina Garcia) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
20 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team,1st Cavalry Division prepare radios before a wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 1st, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
21 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team,1st Cavalry Division practice positions on a Combat Rubber Raiding Craft before their wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 1st, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL
US Army Soldiers assigned to Fort Cavazos conduct exercise Remagen Ready 24-1
22 / 22 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army 1st Lt. James Martinez, assigned to 43rd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade prepares a map board to brief his platoon's role in a wet gap crossing during exercise Remagen Ready at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Nov. 1, 2023. Remagen Ready is a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise that includes a contested gap crossing. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Nicholas Goodman) VIEW ORIGINAL

Ft. Cavazos, TX – The III Armored Corps, the 1st Cavalry Division, and several other major commands recently completed “Remagen Ready,” the largest exercise conducted on Ft. Cavazos since 2020. The exercise was a blended live and constructive, joint, multi-echelon, division-sized combined arms exercise from October 30 to November 9 that included a contested gap crossing.

Completion of this exercise improved the Corps’ ability to provide ready and lethal combat formations centered around the division as the unit of action in realistic Large Scale Combat Operations scenarios.

“The III Armored Corps must always remain ready to deploy, fight, sustain, and win in multi-domain operations, anywhere in the world,” said Col. CJ Phillips, the III Armored Corps Director of Plans. “In this exercise we fully took advantage of the opportunity to build cohesive teams that are highly trained, disciplined, fit, and prepared to win on any battlefield.”

In addition to validating the lethality of Division-sized formations, lessons learned from the completion of this exercise will be used to prepare the participants for the challenges of the modern battlefield.

“As an ever-learning and ever-growing organization, it is imperative that we challenge ourselves with tough realistic training,” said Command Sergeant Major John P. McDwyer, the III Armored Corps Command Sergeant Major. “We accomplished just that. We learned the areas in which we need to improve and set systems in place to be a stronger, more cohesive, and more lethal formation.”

Training of this type also requires special conditions and terrain not readily available to large Corps and Division-sized units. The size and terrain of Ft. Cavazos helped to inspire the development of the Gap Crossing Training Center.

“Fort Cavazos is uniquely situated to support the space for Division-sized elements to maneuver,” added McDwyer. “We own both sides of Belton Lake, can push a division across a gap, and expand a maneuver formation fully to continue offensive operations.”

Additionally, the III Armored Corps made special considerations for the safety of the public while simultaneously seeking to minimize environmental concerns and remaining in compliance with local laws and regulations.

“We are grateful for the deep-seated support and strong relationships between Fort Cavazos, our units, and the local community,” said Lt. Col. Tania P. Donovan, the III Armored Corps Spokesperson. “We were able to work side by side with local government before and during all operations in order to maintain open lines of communication.”

Remagen Ready, the first of its kind, is part of an exercise series designed to drive continuous improvement in the Gap Crossing Training Center at Fort Cavazos. The GCTC aims to become a premier venue for conducting combined arms division-level gap crossing operations in a live multi-domain training environment.