FORT HOOD, Texas—The Security Force Assistance Command will host the activation ceremony of the 3d Security Force Assistance Brigade here at Abrams Physical Fitness Center, July 16 at 1000.

The ceremony will recognize the 3d SFAB as an official formation in the SFAC and U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM).

The 3d SFAB is comprised of approximately 820 professional combat advisors who are selected, trained and equipped to support combatant commanders by integrating with foreign security forces. 3d SFAB trains, advises, assists, accompanies and enables local security partners to build their capabilities and capacity to achieve regional security in support of U.S. security interests. The brigade represents a permanent solution to our force structure to provide a professional advising force to improve the effectiveness of our partners and achieve regional stability.

Media who wish to cover this event, contact Maj. Jefferson Grimes at 979-575-9078 or jefferson.t.grimes.mil@mail.mil. On July 16, media should meet public affairs representatives at the Marvin Leath Visitors Center at 9:00 a.m. here.