Raider Brigade returns to the Republic of Korea
The 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division assumed responsibility as the rotational armored brigade combat team in Korea during a transfer of authority (TOA) ceremony on Friday, 23 February. Soldiers from the "Raider" brigade began arriving here in late January to begin their nine-month rotation. Raider Soldiers replace the Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Black Jack," 1st Cavalry Division, who completed their second rotation to Korea after being the first rotation of a U.S. armored brigade in the Korean peninsula from June 2015 to February 2016. Hosted by Maj. Gen. Scott McKean, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division (RUCD) commander, the TOA ceremony was the final step in the month-long transition between the brigades. "The strength of our Army is the ability to produce well-trained and well-led units," said McKean. "We are very ...