FORT CAVAZOS — In a dual-purpose ceremony at Cooper Field on Thursday, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment welcomed Col. Jeffrey Barta and Command Sgt. Maj. Mikeal McInroy as its new commander and senior enlisted advisor.

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Col. Jeffrey Barta makes remarks Thursday at Fort Cavazos after taking command of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment.

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Col. Kevin Bradley, right, gives remarks Thursday at Cooper Field at Fort Cavazos as he relinquishes command of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment to Col. Jeffrey Barta, left.