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Published on Aug 14, 2014
After nearly ten years of combat, the 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Brigade Combat team deactivated during a ceremony on Thursday at Fort Drum, NY. The brigade, nicknamed the Spartans, have deployed four times since their introduction in 2004.
The change will result in the loss of about 1,500 soldiers, with other personnel moving to the division's 1st and 2nd Brigade Combat Teams.
Listen as brigade commander Col. Samuel Whitehurst breaks down some of the brigade's legacy.