3BCT cases colors

Col. Kevin Capra, commander of 3rd BCT Greywolf, 1st Cav. Div., and Command Sgt. Maj. Ryan Mclane case the brigade’s colors in preparation for its nine-month rotation to South Korea during a ceremony on Fort Hood June 6. The brigade will support 2nd Inf. Div. and the Republic of Korea Army with the defense of the peninsula.

The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, Greywolf, 1st Cavalry Division, along with its seven battalions, cased its colors June 6 on Fort Hood, signaling the deployment of the brigade for a nine-month rotation to South Korea.

“A year ago, we had a vision to be a lethal, ready and resilient brigade, prepared for deployment on short notice to anywhere in the world to fight and win,” Col. Kevin Capra, commander of the Greywolf Brigade, said during remarks at the ceremony. “After a year that saw us shoot three gunneries, conduct numerous platoon through battalion situational training exercises, a brigade external evaluation, two combined arms live fire exercises, an extremely successful NTC rotation, and through it all maintaining our equipment at the highest standards expected of the Army, I can confidently report that we are.”

Greywolf will replace 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division, as part of a normal rotation of forces to South Korea in support of the 2nd Infantry Division and the Republic of Korea Army’s defense of the peninsula. Nearly 4,000 troopers from 3rd BCT, along with a large majority of their equipment, will deploy beginning this month.

“This is an incredible opportunity that we are excited about,” Capra, said. “We will represent the 1st Cav. Div. and the United States of America proudly.”

The rotation will consist of training alongside Korean allies as well as opportunities for the Soldiers to learn about the Korean culture and continue to build a strong partnership.