U.S. Soldiers assigned to 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, convoy wheeled vehicles from the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, to Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, to participate in Combined Resolve XIV, Sept. 11, 2020. Combined Resolve XIV is a Headquarters Department of the Army directed Multinational exercise designed to build 2nd ABCT, 3rd Inf. Div.’s readiness and enhance interoperability with allied forces to fight and win against any adversary.
Known as the Spartan Brigade, the 2nd IBCT is slated to turn in and receive equipment this summer before it officially converts to an armored BCT in October. The new brigade will kick off training exercises in 2018 and conduct a combat training center rotation the following year, according to Ellis.The brigade is set to obtain 87 M1A1 Abrams tanks with situational awareness configuration upgrades and 138 Bradley fighting vehicles, along with 18 M109 howitzers.