210th Field Artillery Brigade

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210th Field Artillery Brigade
210FiresBdeSSI.jpg.
Active 4 January 1944 – 26 January 1946
15 October 1958 – 15 April 1996
30 November 2006 – Present
Country  United States
Allegiance United States
Branch Field Artillery
Type Artillery
Role Fire Support
Size Brigade
Part of Eighth United States Army
Garrison/HQ Camp Casey, Republic of Korea
Nickname Warrior Thunder
Engagements (1) World War II: Rhineland; Central Europe (2) Southwest Asia: Defense of Saudi Arabia; Liberation and Defense of Kuwait; Cease Fire
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Michael Lawson
Notable
commanders
MG Brian J. McKiernan, 2007-2009
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia 210th FA Gp crest official.jpg

The 210th Field Artillery Brigade, also known as the "Warrior Thunder," is a U.S. Army field artillery brigade forward deployed in the Republic of Korea. Its mission is "On order, 210th Field Artillery Brigade provides fires in support of ACC Operations and GCC’s counter fire fight. On order, transitions to offensive operations."[1] It provides fire support for Eighth United States Army. The brigade is based at Camp Casey, Republic of Korea and its assets include the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS).

History[edit]

The 210th Field Artillery Brigade[2] was constituted on 4 January 1944 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Group. It was activated on 24 January 1944 at Camp Maxey, Texas and, following the end of World War II, it was inactivated on 26 January 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey.

The unit was redesignated on 17 September 1958 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Artillery Group, and allotted to the Regular Army. On 15 October 1958, it was activated in Germany as part of VII Corps Artillery, and stationed in Ansbach, Germany. In 1971, the unit headquarters moved to Herzo Base in Herzogenaurach, Germany. On 15 March 1972 the unit was redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Group, then redesignated again on 16 September 1980 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade.

At various times during its years in Germany, the 210th used 155mm and 8-in howitzers; 175mm and 280mm guns; Corporal, Sergeant, Honest John and Lance missiles; and the M270 Multiple Launch Rocket System. At various times, the battalions assigned included the 3rd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery; 3rd and 5th Battalions, 17th Field Artillery; 2nd Battalion, 28th Field Artillery; 1st Battalion, 33rd Field Artillery; 1st Battalion, 36th Field Artillery; 3rd Battalion, 37th Field Artillery; 3rd Battalion, 39th Field Artillery; 1st Battalion, 68th Field Artillery; 1st Battalion, 75th Field Artillery; and 2nd Battalion, 377th Field Artillery.[3]

In December 1990, the brigade deployed from Germany to Saudi Arabia as part of Operation Desert Shield. The brigade was direct support to the 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment until 26 February 1991, when it began to provide fire support to the 1st Infantry Division. The brigade redeployed to Germany in May 1991.[4] After the war, the entire brigade, including the brigade headquarters and headquarters battery, received the Valorous Unit Award.[5]

In January 1992, the brigade moved from Germany to Fort Lewis, Washington, assuming control of the 3rd Battalion, 11th Field Artillery[6] and then inactivated there on 15 April 1996. For further information on the 210th in Germany, follow this link.[3]

On 30 November 2006, the 210th was reactivated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Fires Brigade in Korea by reflagging the existing HHB, 2nd Infantry Division Artillery.

Units[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.2id.korea.army.mil/about/210fab/
  2. ^ "Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 210th Field Artillery Brigade". History.army.mil. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  3. ^ a b http://www.usarmygermany.com/Sont.htm?http&&&www.usarmygermany.com/Units/FieldArtillery/USAREUR_210th%20FA%20Bde.htm
  4. ^ FA Journal, December 1991
  5. ^ Thomas D. Dinackus, 2000, page 14-5
  6. ^ FA Journal, December 1992
  7. ^ http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=3608
  8. ^ http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=3440
  9. ^ http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=3441
  10. ^ http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=3548
  11. ^ http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=4459
  12. ^ http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=2858
  13. ^ http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=2856

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