This photo illustration represents the Spartan Brigade community during its last year of service. Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom four times since the brigade was constituted in 2004. The brigade inactivated Aug. 14. Some brigade battalions have inactivated, while others will continue to add to the 10th Mountain Division legacy. Photo illustration by Spc. Osama Ayyad (Photo illustration by Spc. Osama Ayyad)
Taken: 09.16.2014 | Photo by Spc. Osama Ayyad
3rd Brigade Combat Team was inactivated at Fort Drum, New York, August 14, 2014. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team deployed 4 times in support of combat operations in Afghanistan before it's inactivation. Available in high definition.
Taken: 08.14.2014 | Video by Sgt. Mary Lopez
FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Three battalions of the recently inactivated 3rd Brigade Combat Team held their inactivation ceremonies last week, bringing an end to their decade of service in the 10th Mountain Division (LI). The 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, and 4th Battalion, 25th Artillery Regiment, held their final formations as battalions on Magrath Field, where their commanders each cased battalion colors and concluded their responsibilities by ceremoniously handing their colors to Brig. Gen. Michael L. Howard, acting senior commander. After the inactivation of 3rd BCT, some of the brigade’s battalions continued to maintain their mountain warrior heritage. The two infantry battalions – 1st...
10.02.2014 | FORT DRUM, NY, US | Story by Spc. Osama Ayyad