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3rd Combat Training Brigade

The 3rd Training Brigade conducts Army Basic Combat Training continuously at Fort Leonard Wood, home of the United States Army Maneuver Support Center

With the deactivation of the "Super" Sixth Armored Division, the First Basic Training Regiment was born on March 16, 1956. Its battalions were derived from the 5th Heavy Tank Battalion, the 6th Quartermaster Battalion, the 61st Anti-Aircraft Battalion, the 6th Quartermaster Battalion, the 86th Reconnaissance Battalion, and the 128th Armored Ordnance Maintenance Battalion. From the diverse parentage, the new unit began to furnish the Army with outstanding soldiers. The Regiment has undergone several redisignations, to include the 3d Training Regiment (Basic), the 3rd Basic Combat Training Brigade, and the 3rd Basic Training Brigade.

The unit adopted its current nickname, "Blue Devils," in 1960. In 1965 the unit was redesignated as the 3rd Basic Combat Training Brigade. In 1987 the 2d, 3d, 4th, 5th, and 6th Battalions of the 10th Infantry Regiment were activated as part of 3rd Brigade. 3rd Brigade reached a milestone in its history in 1991, when it trained its first female soldier. From 1991 through 1999 the Brigade went through several major changes, to include the inactivation of 1-10 IN and 2-47 IN, and the movement of 577th and 35th Engineer Battalions to the 1st Engineer Brigade. Also during that period 4-10 IN reflagged as 1-48 IN.

The 3rd Training Brigade consists of 1-48 IN, 2-10 IN, 3-10 IN, and the Training Support Battalion. The Brigade conducts Basic Combat Training to TRADOC standard to produce soldiers fully prepared for Advanced Individual Training. Over the past 40 years the Brigade has continued to train inspire and develop well-disciplined, highly motivated, mentally, physically and morally fit soldiers qualified and competent in basic combat skills and tasks. The Brigade produced over 13,000 soldiers per year, who are fully prepared to attend military occupational specialty training and join combat ready units.

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