28 Jun '17, 11am

Black Jack brigade takes over on heavily militarized Korean Peninsula

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea — A new combat brigade took point on the heavily militarized Korean Peninsula on Wednesday. The 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division replaced the 1st ABCT, 1 ID as the only U.S. combat brigade in South Korea during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Camp Humphreys. It also marked the first day of the new brigade’s nine-month rotational deployment. “I’m very proud to have the Black Jack brigade rejoin the rolls of the 2nd Infantry Division,” Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, the division’s commander, said during the ceremony. This is the Fort Hood, Texas-based brigade’s second and the Army’s fourth such rotation to South Korea. The Black Jack’s first visit in 2015 replaced the 2ID’s last organic combat brigade, the Iron Brigade, which deactivated after 50 continuous years on the divided peninsula. Martin said the ceremony taking place on Ca...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/black-jack-combat-brigade-ta...

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