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Paper: SFABs Can Augment Busy Armored Formations

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Paper: SFABs Can Augment Busy Armored Formations

The author of a new paper published by the Association of the U.S. Army suggests that the stress created by the high demand for armored brigade combat teams could be mitigated by using formations from the Army’s new security force assistance brigades.

In “Combat Multiplier: Examining the Security Force Assistance Brigade's Role in Future Army Strategic Deterrence,” Maj. John Thomas Pelham IV writes that the “perpetual deployment” of armored brigade combat teams has a negative impact on their readiness.

Armored Unit Finds Success in ‘Infantryman’s War’

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Armored Unit Finds Success in ‘Infantryman’s War’

When the U.S. Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment arrived in Vietnam in 1966, it faced some significant challenges, including the notion that Vietnam was “an infantryman’s war.”

But that didn’t stop the only armored cavalry regiment in Vietnam, also known as the Blackhorse, from finding success.

Webinar to Highlight Book on 11th ACR in Vietnam

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Webinar to Highlight Book on 11th ACR in Vietnam

The Association of the U.S. Army will host author Don Snedeker July 24 for its Thought Leaders webinar series.

Snedeker will discuss his book The Blackhorse in Vietnam: The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment in Vietnam and Cambodia, 1966-1972. The program begins at 10 a.m. Eastern.

New Book Offers Glimpse Into Patton’s Rise

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New Book Offers Glimpse Into Patton’s Rise

Author Jon Mikolashek recently presented a glimpse into his most recent book—Blood, Guts, and Grease: George S. Patton in World War I—and one of the Army’s most notable historical leaders. 

“He’s provided a real service to us through this book,” retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan, vice president of Education for the Association of the U.S. Army, said of the author during the Institute of Land Warfare’s Lemnitzer Lecture on Nov. 13. 

Soldiers Carrying More Weight Than Ever

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Soldiers Carrying More Weight Than Ever

Soldiers on the ground have the best personal protection they’ve ever known, but the price they pay is a load approaching 120 pounds.

To address this burden, the Army is developing a goal and plan to reduce the weight of hard armor plates by 20 percent by identifying and eliminating excess ballistic protection, the Government Accountability Office says in a new report.

Armored Brigade Combat Team Moves to Europe

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Armored Brigade Combat Team Moves to Europe

Jan. 9, 2017

The largest U.S. Army armored brigade combat team to deploy to Europe since the end of the Cold War is underway, with convoys fanning out from Bremerhaven, Germany to training sites stretching from the Baltic to the Black Sea for a nine-month rotation on the Continent.

About 4,000 soldiers of the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division from Fort Carson, Colo., arrived in Germany along with about 90 heavy Abrams tanks and almost 3,000 other pieces of rolling stock, including artillery and Bradley Fighting Vehicles, according to the Army.