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82nd Cavalry Regiment

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Country  United States
Motto(s)  Temeritas
Type  Light cavalry
82nd Cavalry Regiment
Branch  Oregon Army National Guard
Role  Reconnaissance and surveillance
Engagements  World War II Operation Iraqi Freedom Operation Enduring Freedom Hurricane Katrina/Rita Relief

The 82nd Cavalry Regiment is a Regiment in the U.S. Army National Guard.

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History

Originally 1-82 Cavalry was a TDA squadron headquarters of 15 personnel with ADCON (administrative control) responsibilities over three independent Brigade Reconnaissance Troops (BRTs) - E, F, and G, respectively. Each troop was aligned with separate brigades. E Troop with the 41st IBCT (Oregon ARNG), F Troop with the 29th IBCT (Hawaii ARNG), and G Troop with 116th ACR (Idaho ARNG).

G Troop deployed to Iraq in 2004 and reassigned to the 1/163rd Infantry Unit out of Montana in October, 2004. While serving in Iraq the Unit was awarded the Valorous Unit Citation Award:

PERMANENT ORDERS 144-10 22 May 2008

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 163d Infantry Regiment Company B, 1st Battalion, 163d infantry Regiment Company C, 1st Battalion, 163d Infantry Regiment Detachment, Company B, 451st Civil Affairs Battalion, Company C, 116th Engineer Battalion, Troop G, 82d Cavalry Regiment

Announcement is made of the following award:

Award: Valorous Unit Award Period of service: 15 February 2005 to 1 November 2005 Authority: AR 600-8-22, paragraph 7-14

For extraordinary heroism in action against an armed enemy. During the period 15 February 2005 to 30 October 2005, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 163d Infantry Regiment conducted security and counter-insurgency operations in Al-Haywejah, Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 163d Infantry Regiment established the standard for synchronizing battle operating systems which enabled the Task Force to defeat Anti-Iraqi Forces and maintain control of the Al-Haywejah district. Their ability to operate as a combined arms team, mass combat systems, and disrupt insurgent activity helped create a stable environment an& advance the future prospects for the Iraqi people. Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 163rd Infantry Regiment's outstanding performance of duty is in keeping with the finest traditions of military service and reflects distinct credit upon the unit, and the United States Army.

F Troop (BRT), 82nd Cavalry Regiment deployed as Brigade Reconnaissance Troop under 29th Brigade Combat Team (Hawaii ARNG) during Operation Iraqi Freedom III, 2005-2006. The Troop conducted operations in the vicinity of Balad, Iraq throughout this period.

In 2007, the 41st IBCT underwent transformation deactivating 1-162 IN and standing up 1-82 CAV as a full RSTA Squadron with elements from the TDA Hq, three BRTs, and 1-162 IN.

In 2009-2010, 1-82 CAV deployed to Iraq as a complete Recon Squadron responsible for three separate missions in Baghdad. One, the Iraq Joint Visitor Bureau Headquarters and Security. Two, Camp Victory Base Complex Security. Three, Convoy Security For all logistical convoys supporting the FOBs throughout the Baghdad metropolitan area.

In 2013-2014, 1-82 Cavalry deployed to Afghanistan.

In 2015, 1-82 Cavalry was selected as the Oregon unit to participate in the West Coast Stryker Brigade transformation of the 81st ABCT (Washington ARNG). In 2017, they will remain located in Oregon but again become aligned out of the state as the Stryker RSTA for the new 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team.

Distinctive unit insignia

  • Description
  • A Gold color metal and enamel device 1 18 inches (2.9 cm) in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Or, a chevron enhanced rompu parti per chevron Azure and Gules in base between three mullets one and two of the second, a sea lion of the third. Attached below the shield a Gold scroll inscribed "TEMERITAS" in Blue letters.

  • Symbolism
  • Yellow is a color traditionally associated with Armor and Cavalry units. The bi-colored forward thrust of the chevron refers to the predecessor unit’s two assault landings (in New Guinea and in the Southern Philippines) during World War II. The sea lion and stars are taken from the Philippine Presidential Seal in reference to the action for which the parent unit was awarded the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation.

  • Background
  • The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 82d Armor Regiment, Oregon National Guard on 21 January 1963. It was redesignated for the 82d Cavalry Regiment, Oregon National Guard on 12 December 1963. The insignia was amended to revise the description and symbolism on 11 January 1989.

    Blazon

  • Shield
  • Or, a chevron enhanced rompu parti per chevron Azure and Gules in base between three mullets one and two of the second, a sea lion of the third.

  • Crest
  • That for the regiments and separate battalions of the Oregon and Nevada Army National Guard, in the order in which they were admitted to the Union: OREGON: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, a demi-disc Gules charged with the setting sun with twelve light rays Or (the shoulder sleeve insignia of the 41st Division), behind a beaver sejant Proper. NEVADA: On a wreath of the colors Or and Azure, within a garland of sagebrush a sledge hammer and miner’s drill crossed in saltire behind a pickax in pale Proper. Motto TEMERITAS (Temerity).

    Symbolism

  • Shield
  • Yellow is a color traditionally associated with Armor and Cavalry units. The bi-colored forward thrust of the chevron refers to the predecessor unit’s two assault landings (in New Guinea and in the Southern Philippines) during World War II. The sea lion and stars are taken from the Philippine Presidential Seal in reference to the action for which the parent unit was awarded the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation. Crest The crests are those of the Oregon and Nevada Army National Guard.

    Background

    The coat of arms was originally approved for the 82d Armor Regiment, Oregon National Guard on 21 January 1963. It was redesignated for the 82d Cavalry Regiment, Oregon National Guard on 12 December 1963. The insignia was amended to add the crest of the state of Nevada and revise the symbolism on 11 January 1989.

    Current configuration

  • 1st Squadron 82nd Cavalry Regiment (United States)
  • The 1st Squadron, 82nd Cavalry Regiment, currently serves with the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team (United States) of the Washington Army National Guard. It is headquartered in Bend, Oregon. The unit consists of the HHT and Charlie Troop (both of Bend), Alpha Troop (of Lebanon, Oregon), Bravo Troop (of Redmond, Oregon), Delta Troop (of The Dalles, Oregon), and Delta Company (FSC) (of Prineville, Oregon).

    As a cavalry unit, Alpha, Bravo, and Charlie Troops are equipped with Reconnaissance Variant Strykers while Delta Troop (Heavy Weapons Troop) is equipped with three platoons of ATGM Strykers and three platoons of MGS Strykers. When the squadron was redesignated, it was changed to a RSTA unit (Reconnaissance, Surveillance, and Target Acquisition).

    About the regimental crest: Yellow is the color of armor. The bi-colored forward thrust of the chevron refers to the two assault landings by an element of the regiment in New Guinea and Luzon during World War II. The sea lion and the stars, from the Philippine Presidential seal, symbolize the award of the Philippine Presidential Unit Citation to an element of the regiment. Temeritas translates as "rashness", "audacity", or "with balls".

  • 2nd Squadron 82nd Cavalry Regiment (United States)
  • 3rd Squadron 82nd Cavalry Regiment (United States)
  • 4th Squadron 82nd Cavalry Regiment (United States)
  • References

    82nd Cavalry Regiment Wikipedia


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