18th Fires Brigade (Previously known as the 18th Field Artillery Brigade) (Airborne)

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    18th Fires Brigade (Previously known as the 18th Field Artillery Brigade) (Airborne)

    Post by AndrewA74 on Sat Nov 21, 2009 7:08 pm


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    The 18th Fires Brigade is the only fires brigade under XVIII Airborne Corps. It is currently based in Fort Bragg, North Carolina and supports the 82nd Airborne Division and other Corps units. The 18th Fires Brigade consists of the following units:

    Headquarters & Headquarters Battery ([1])
    1st Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment (M777 Howitzer)
    3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment (M777 Howitzer)
    3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (HIMARS)
    188th Brigade Support Battalion
    D Battery, 26th Field Artillery Regiment (Target Acquisition)
    206th Signal Company
    A tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) battery will be added to the brigade in the future.


    SHOULDER SLEEVE INSIGNIA

    Description: On a scarlet shield arched at top and bottom, 2 inches (5.08 cm) in width and 3 inches (7.62 cm) in height, a vertical yellow winged cannon, cascabel in base, all within a 1/8 inch (.32 cm) yellow border.

    Symbolism: Scarlet and yellow are colors traditionally associated with Artillery units as well as the cannon barrel. The wings are indicative of the mobility, speed and devastating accuracy of the modern artillery.

    Background: The shoulder sleeve insignia was originally approved for the 18th Field Artillery Brigade on 29 May 1979. It was amended to include the Airborne tab, add metric measurements and revise the description on 21 October 1992. It was again amended to change the color of the Airborne tab on 5 February 2003. With the termination of the jump status and Airborne designation, the insignia was redesignated for the 18th Fires Brigade and amended to delete the Airborne tab on 22 March 2007.


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