New BCT battalion activates

Story and photo by Stephen Standifird
Managing editor

Fort Leonard Wood and the 3rd Chemical Brigade activated the 2nd Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment in a ceremony Friday on Gammon Field.

Col. Daryl Hood, 3rd Chem. Bde. commander, welcomed the newest Soldiers of 2nd Bn., 48th Inf. Reg. to Fort Leonard Wood.

“Your proven performance, more so your potential, explains why the Army selected you to lead this fine battalion,” he said. “You have the leadership’s trust and confidence. You are now a part of our team, our team of teams, and we will help execute the Army’s End Strength Increase initiative.”

The battalion, made up of Soldiers from the 95th Division and 108th Training Command in the Reserve component, was activated to help the post meet its increase of 4,500 Soldiers in fiscal year 2017, according to Capt. Jason Pavlik, Maneuver Support Center…     Read More...