Welcome to the 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade! We proudly sustain and support the 3rd Infantry Division and our partners on Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield, and throughout the Army. We are a disciplined team of Army professionals, from all different backgrounds and military occupational specialties, come together to unite as one team to provide logistics, services and support to the warfighter!

We are made up of two battalions: the Division Sustainment Troops Battalion and the 87th Division Sustainment Support Battalion.

If you are a newcomer to the unit, check out For Newcomers for specific information on arriving to Fort Stewart. You can also contact your sponsor for any needs you have as you get ready to join the Provider Brigade.

Heart of the Rock!

Unit History

The 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade’s history began on July 1, 1957, with its constitution at Fort Benning, Georgia, as the Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 3rd Infantry Division Trains. On March 20, 1963, the unit was consolidated with the 3rd Infantry Division Band, and reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters, Headquarters and Band, 3rd Infantry Division Support Command. It was subsequently re-designated on March 15, 1968, as Headquarters, Headquarters Company and Band, 3rd Infantry Division Support Command, and then on May 21, 1972, the Band element was withdrawn. The unit relocated to Germany in support of the division during the Cold War, then returned to Fort Stewart, Georgia, in 1996. The brigade would remain as the Division Support Command until late 2004, when its name changed to the 3rd Division Support Brigade. In June 2005, the 3rd Division Support Brigade was re-designated as the 3rd Sustainment Brigade. The 3rd Sustainment Brigade remained until January 20, 2021, when it was converted to the 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade, fully assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division.

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The 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade deployed multiple times during the Global War on Terrorism, beginning in 2002 to Operation Iraqi Freedom I in support of 3rd Infantry Division and the famed “Thunder Run” to seize Baghdad. There the unit earned the Presidential Unit Citation alongside the 3rd ID. The brigade would deploy three more times in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004, 2007, and 2010, providing critical sustainment support to sister 3rd ID units as well as joint and combined partners during the critical troop surge and initial draw down of OIF. The brigade then deployed twice to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in 2012 and 2017, providing uninterrupted support to maneuver forces and facilitating the closure of 61 forward operating bases.

In June 2021, the 3rd DSB deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, in support of Operation Spartan Shield, Operation Inherent Resolve, Operation Freedom Sentinel, and Operation Allies Refuge. The brigade served as the Theater Sustainment Brigade, ensuring support to the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility, and was integral to the closure of Operation Freedom Sentinel, facilitating the retrograde of equipment into Kuwait and onward movement for transfer and divestment. The brigade deployed a tactical command post to Camp As Saliyah, Qatar, and rapidly built capacity at a closing base to receive, safeguard, house, and onward move evacuees from Afghanistan in support of Operation Allies Refuge, the United States’ single largest humanitarian airlift in history. The brigade played a vital role in moving personnel and equipment into Hamid Karzai International Airport to sustain the airlift, ultimately providing the professional reverence and repatriation of thirteen fallen service members through Kuwait to their loved ones in the U.S.

Additionally, the 3rd DSB ensured adequate stock of munitions by overseeing the successful completion of two quarterly ammunition vessel shipments, transporting over 600 containers across multiple countries in the CENTCOM AOR. Subsequently, in a test of the Trans Arabian Network and interoperability with partners in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the brigade completed the first ever military convoy from one side of Saudi Arabia to the other and into Kuwait, further bolstering ties with allies in the critical region.

As part of the U.S. strategic response force and the “Hammer of the XVIII Airborne Corps, the brigade’s Bravo Company, 87th Division Sustainment Support Battalion, deployed approximately 130 service members in March 2022 to provide additional logistics support to units deployed in Europe in response to the Russian invasion of Ukraine. The “Base of the Pyramid” Soldiers deployed to reassure NATO allies, deter further Russian aggression and support a range of other logistical requirements in the region in a historic, no-notice deployment to the other side of the world.

Supporting from Germany in the Cold War, to coastal Georgia, from the deserts of the Arabian Peninsula and Iraq to the Mountains of Afghanistan, and most recently in Southern and Central Europe, the 3rd Division Sustainment Brigade is the lifeblood of the Marne Division, vital for victory, and the embodiment of our motto: "HEART OF THE ROCK"