THE US Army’s 3rd Cavalry Regiment arrived in South Korea just before February to relieve the 4th Infantry Division’s 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team as part of the new Korea Rotational Force. The unit will be stationed in the country for nine months and headquartered in Pyeongtaek’s Camp Humphreys, 60km south of the capital. It is also the first time the Stryker-equipped 3rd Cavalry Regiment deploys to the country.
The Stryker is an eight-wheeled armoured fighting vehicle produced in various configurations by General Dynamics Land Systems and comprises the backbone of the US Army’s brigade combat teams that find equilibrium between heavy armour and infantry. Operating under the 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-US Combined Division, the joint force looks to improve readiness levels and interoperability with their South Korean counterparts.
Commanding general of the 2nd Infantry Division, Maj Gen William Taylor said: “The 3rd Cavalry Regiment is a historically battle-hardened organisation and I look forward to seeing them train alongside our 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-U.S. Combined Division soldiers and South Korean allies.” shp/adj/dl (Pix:Defense Visual Information Distribution Service)