Marne 6 Sends Dec 2023

Marne 6 Sends Dec 2023

Marne 6 Sends
MG Chris Norrie

Honorary President

Greetings to all Dogface Soldiers and friends of the Marne Division.

We are proud to welcome home the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade after their nine-month rotational deployment to Europe to show our commitment to NATO while building readiness, increasing interoperability and enhancing the bonds between ally and partner militaries. They participated in several multinational exercises with over 40,000 Soldiers and in their free time, helped to escort the President of the United States for his visit to Europe and supported efforts to fight wildfires in Greece. Now over the next couple months, Colonel Ryan Sullivan and the CAB team will get to rejoin with their families and the Hunter Army Airfield and Savannah communities.

Raider Brigade has continued to modernize with the Army’s newest equipment and training for their validation exercise next summer. They recently sent a slice to support the 82nd Airborne Division at the Joint Readiness Training Center and utilized several innovation projects provided by the Marne Innovation Team and provided critical armor assets to the fight throughout the exercise. Recently, Raiders also lead the execution of the Army’s Best Squad Competition at Fort Stewart and received kudos from Army senior leaders on their world-class support.

In Europe, the division has just hit the three-month mark of their nine-month deployment to support NATO allies, deter further aggression against NATO member states and train with host-nation forces. We have hit the ground running with joint training across Latvia, Poland, Estonia, and Germany. Our headquarters has completed our first major command post exercise alongside allied forces from Estonia and Lithuania.

Spartan Brigade recently supported a rotation at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center supporting Combined Resolve 24-01. This exercise prepares brigade combat teams along and their NATO allies and partners to support NATO deterrence initiatives. When they are not training with partners, they got to complete the Norwegian Foot March and earn a chance for a foreign award and re-enlist 40 Soldiers this year, showcasing our commitment to building cohesive teams for our Army’s future.

Finally, our Marne Thunder facilitated Table XV artillery certification, and continues to drive change in their formations. Additionally, Providers put their command post systems to the test supporting the division’s command post exercise alongside allied nation militaries. Most recently, they tested and validated their tactical convoy operations and forward logistics element protection crews as part of a culminating training exercise while gaining lots of miles across the beautiful European countryside.

This is where our strong Dogface Soldiers are built, whether it’s in the field, on an observation post, or long convoys in an LMTV, our Soldiers are investing in strong and ready teams.

Thank you so much for your support of the Marne Division as we continue to be on watch and ready to execute both at home and abroad.

Major General Chris Norrie
Dogface Soldier