Spartan Brigade, 2ABCT, US 3rd Infanty Division, receives modernized M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams and M2A3 Bradleys
The present-day 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team was constituted on 12 November 1917 at Camp Green, North Carolina. It was originally designated as Headquarters Detachment, 5th Infantry Brigade, 3rd Division. The 3rd Infantry Division is now progressing on the glide path to become the most modern division of the U.S. Army in 2023.
The 3rd Infantry Division (nicknamed Rock of the Marne) is a combined arms division of the U.S. Army based at Fort Stewart, Georgia. It is a direct subordinate unit of the XVIII Airborne Corps and U.S. Army Forces Command. Its current organization includes a division headquarters and headquarters battalion, two armored brigade combat teams, one National Guard infantry brigade combat team, one task force battalion, one aviation brigade, a division artillery, a sustainment brigade and a combat sustainment support battalion along with a maneuver enhancement brigade. The division has a distinguished history, having seen active service in World War I, World War II, the Korean War, Vietnam War, and the Global War on Terror. The Medal of Honor has been awarded to 61 members of the 3rd Infantry Division, making the division the most honored in the Army.
The M1A2 SEPv3 Abrams was officially redesignated M1A2C. The M2A3 Bradley IFV will be replaced by a so-far-unselected successor, as the accumulation of modernization packages has reached a maximum weight limit.