Fort Carson: 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team deploys to Europe for Operation Atlantic Resolve

Posted at 8:22 AM, Jan 04, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-04 10:22:50-05

FORT CARSON, Colo. -- One of the largest units at Fort Carson is deploying to Europe for nine months.

Fort Carson will conduct a formal departure ceremony Wednesday for the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team at the infantry post outside Colorado Springs.

About 4,400 soldiers in the brigade will first deploy to Poland and later conduct exercises there and in Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Romania, Bulgaria, Hungary and Germany.

The brigade has already shipped about 2,000 tanks, trucks and other vehicles for the deployment.

The deployment is part of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The military says the operation is designed to show the United States' commitment to its NATO allies.