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    • From Ivy to Marne: 3rd Infantry Division Assumes Authority for Mission on NATO's Eastern Flank

      From Ivy to Marne: 3rd Infantry Division assumes authority for mission on NATO's eastern flank.



      BOLESŁAWIEC, Poland – The U.S. Army’s 4th Infantry Division formally transferred authority for its mission in Europe to 3rd Infantry Division during a ceremony Sept. 9.

      Based at Fort Stewart, Georgia, and known as the “Rock of the Marne,” the 3rd Infantry Division officially assumed control of the U.S. Army task force operating across Poland and the Baltic States from the 4th Infantry Division-led Task Force Ivy.

      The 3rd Infantry Division and Task Force Marne assumed control of this critical mission serving in support of Operation Assure, Deter, and Reinforce to work alongside NATO allies and regional security partners to provide combat-credible forces to V Corps, America’s forward deployed corps in Europe. Task Force Marne assumes control of infantry, armored, aviation, and logistics units across Poland and the Baltic Region.


      The Marne Division is the hammer of the U.S. Army’s XVIII Airborne Corps, able to rapidly deploy, fight, and win against near-peer competitors in large scale combat operations. The 3rd Infantry Division is the most modernized and lethal formation in the U.S. Army and is fully trained and ready for this important mission.




      Approximately 4,500 Soldiers from the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters, 3rd Infantry Division Artillery Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade and the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team are deploying to various locations across Europe to support NATO allies, deter further aggression against NATO member states, and train with host-nation forces to build readiness and interoperability. They join approximately 2,000 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade who deployed to Europe to provide aviation support earlier this year as well as other U.S. Army units currently serving in Europe to form Task Force Marne.

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