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169th Field Artillery Brigade

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Country  United States
Type  Artillery
Branch  Army National Guard
Current commander  COL Robert Davis
169th Field Artillery Brigade
Garrison/HQ  Buckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado
Decorations  Croix de Guerre with Palm

The 169th Fires Brigade is an artillery brigade in the US Army National Guard. It is part of the Colorado Army National Guard. The 169th Fires Brigade is currently composed of:


  • Headquarters & Headquarters Battery
  • 3rd Battalion, 157th Field Artillery (HIMARS)
  • 2nd Battalion, 123rd Field Artillery (M777A2 howitzer) (IL ARNG) Reorganizing into 123rd Engineer Battalion FY2017
  • 147th Brigade Support Battalion
  • 540th Network Signal Support Company
  • A tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) battery will be added in the future.


    It was ordered into Federal Service on 1 October 1961 as part of the American reaction to the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and released in August 1962. The brigade headquarters was mobilized in March 2006 for service in Iraq and returned in July 2007.


    Originally raised as an infantry unit in 1909, HHB, 169th Field Artillery Group was converted from the Headquarters Company of the 157th Infantry Regiment in Denver on 1 August 1955. It was redesignated as an Artillery Group on 1 October 1959. It reverted to the original Field Artillery Group title and transferred to Aurora, Colorado on 1 March 1972. On 1 May 1978 it was redesignated as a Field Artillery Brigade.


    The 169th's predecessor, the 157th Infantry Regiment, was awarded one campaign streamer in World War I and eight campaign streamers and one unit decoration in World War II.


    169th Field Artillery Brigade Wikipedia

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