Military downsizing begins; 3rd Brigade at Fort Drum deactivated

Military downsizing begins; 3rd Brigade at Fort Drum deactivated

1,500 soldiers of the brigade will leave the post, while the remaining 2,000 will be moved to the 1st and 2nd Brigades.

Fort Drum (WTNY)-The 3rd Brigade Combat Team at Ft. Drum is no more.

The brigade was officially deactivated in a ceremony held Thursday morning at Fort Drum. The brigade, known as the Spartans, was officially activated ten years ago, and has seen it's members take part in numerous deployments overseas since 2006.

The end of the 3rd Brigade comes as the Army begins to downsize. One thousand five hundred soldiers of the brigade will leave the post, while the remaining two thousand will be moved to the 1st and 2nd Brigades.

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