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3rd Special Troops Battalion Changes Flags

3rd Special Troops Battalion Changes Flags

CREATED Mar 31, 2014

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) - One battalion has retired its flag at Fort Campbell while another has unfurled its colors.

The 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) will be under a new flag for the 21st Engineer Battalion.

The 21st Engineer Battalion traces its history all the way back to the Civil War, and participated in conflicts such as the Spanish American War, World War I and World War II.

The two battalions held a ceremony last week at the sprawling military post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line.

Military officials say the Department of Defense is reorganizing its Army to better suit the needs of the future. The Army added more engineers to the giving it more capabilities for more complicated missions in the future.

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