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Fort Knox-based combat team to be inactivated

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - A war fighting unit at Fort Knox is being inactivated and will case its colors during a ceremony at the central Kentucky military post.

About 1,200 soldiers from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division will participate in Wednesday's ceremony.

The ceremony will feature a horse-mounted color guard and a flyover by Fort Knox's 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment. A salute battery will also fire a round in honor of every division soldier who died in combat since the unit arrived at Fort Knox from Fort Hood, Texas, in October 2009.

The unit will then case its colors at the Brooks Parade Field, signifying its inactivation.

The brigade was originally activated in May 1917 and has been inactivated two other times in its history.

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