Brave Rifles case colors for upcoming rotation

By Capt. Zemas Andargachew, 1CD PAOFebruary 2, 2024

Col. Jeffrey Barta, 3rd Cavalry Regiment commanding officer, and Command Sgt. Maj. Mikeal A. Mcinroy, 3rd Cavalry Regiment command sergeant major, case the regiment's colors at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Feb. 01, 2024. The casing ceremony is a time-honored Army tradition that symbolizes a unit transitioning
from a garrison to a deployed environment. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Brayton Daniel)
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from a garrison to a deployed environment. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Brayton Daniel) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Brayton Daniel)
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Maj. Gen. Kevin D. Admiral, 1st Cavalry Division commanding general, and Col. Jeffery Barta, 3rd Cavalry Regiment commanding officer, stand at attention during 3rd Cavalry Regiments color casing ceremony at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Feb. 01, 2024. Once a unit has arrived at its deployed area of responsibility and is prepared to assume its mission, it will hold an official uncasing ceremony. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Brayton Daniel)
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3rd Cavalry Regiment Troopers align during a casing colors ceremony to display the history of the regiment at Fort Cavazos, Texas, Feb. 01,2024. The casing ceremony is a time-honored Army tradition that symbolizes a unit transitioning
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The 1st Cavalry Division Band performs during 3rd Cavalry Regiment's casing of the colors ceremony, Fort Cavazos, Texas, Feb. 01, 2024. The casing ceremony is a time-honored Army tradition that symbolizes a unit transitioning
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FORT CAVAZOS, Texas—The 3d Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, “Brave Rifles” held a casing of colors ceremony at Cooper Field on Fort Cavazos, Texas, February 1, 2024, in preparation for its upcoming rotation to the Republic of Korea.

The “Brave Rifles” will replace 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, from Fort Carson, Colorado.

The casing ceremony is a time-honored Army tradition that symbolizes a unit transitioning from a garrison by rolling-up the unit guidon and casing it in preparation for deployment. Once a unit has arrived at its deployed area of responsibility and is prepared to assume its mission, it will hold an official uncasing ceremony.

“Brave Rifle Troopers are tough, have moral courage, a lethal attitude and they’re great teammates,” said Col. Jeffrey J. Barta, the commander of the 3d Cavalry Regiment. “Our mission is to deter aggression and, if deterrence fails, be ready to ‘Fight Tonight!’”

This is the first time the 3d Cavalry Regiment has been sent to the Korean peninsula. This deployment supports the United States’ commitment to deter aggression and build on the strong alliance with the Republic of Korea. Coincidentally, this is also the first time that Barta and his command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Mikeal A. McInroy, have deployed to the Korean Peninsula in their careers.

“We’ve added a new phrase to our vocabulary, borrowed from Korean,” Barta remarked, “‘katchi kapshida,’ meaning ‘we go together.’”

Approximately 4,000 Troopers and about 1,500 pieces of equipment will travel halfway around the globe and take part in joint and multinational training exercises. These exercises will maintain the strength of the U.S. and the Republic of Korea alliance.

“In the Indo-Pacific region, North Korea continues to threaten our allies and partners,” said Maj. Gen. Kevin D. Admiral, the commanding general of the 1st Cavalry Division. “Now more than ever it is critical that we reassure our allies in the region.”

The 1st Cavalry Division provides scalable combat-ready forces up to an expeditionary division or joint task force headquarters, capable of conducting unified land operations anywhere in the world on short notice to support diverse and fluid mission requirements.