101st Sustainment Brigade
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|101st Sustainment Brigade|
101st Sustainment Brigade distinctive unit insignia
|Allegiance||United States Army|
|Garrison/HQ||Fort Campbell, Kentucky|
|Background trimming of the Brigade and Special Troops Battalion|
|Combat Service Identification Badge (CSIB)|
|Former shoulder sleeve insignia and CSIB of the Brigade|
The 101st Sustainment Brigade is a sustainment brigade of the United States Army based at Fort Campbell providing logistical support to the 101st Airborne Division. Formerly a separate unit under the command of United States Army Forces Command, it became a division sustainment unit in 2015 and adopted the wear of the division SSI.[notes 1]
- Special Troops Battalion
- 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion
- 716th Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade
- 2d Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
The 101st Airborne Division Support Command was activated on 1 July 1956 at Fort Campbell as the 101st Airborne Division support group. The support group was composed of the 326th Airborne Medical Company, the 426th Airborne Quartermaster Company, the 101st Parachute Support and Maintenance Company, the Headquarters, Headquarters Detachment and the Division Band.
Organizational changes occurred in April 1957. On 25 April 1957, the 101st Airborne Division Support Group was reorganized and re-designated as Support Group, 101st Airborne Division. The 426th Airborne Quartermaster Company became the 426th Supply and Transportation Company. The 101st Parachute Support and Maintenance Company separated from the group, and the 101st Administration Company and Company B, 313th Army Security Agency Battalion were added to the group. In February 1964, the Support Group was reorganized and re-designated as the 101st Airborne Division Support Command. Subordinate units were the 326th Medical Battalion, the 426th Supply and Transportation Company, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, the Division Band, the 101st Administration Company and the 101st Quartermaster Company (Air Equipment Support).
In October 1992, the Division Support Command was provisionally reorganized into three support battalions, one main support battalion, the 101st Personnel Service Company, the 101st Finance Battalion, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company and the Division Band. On 16 April 1994, the DISCOM consisted of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, the 63rd Chemical Company, the 426th Forward Support Battalion, the 526th Forward Support Battalion, the 626th Forward Support Battalion, the 801st Main Support Battalion and the 8th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment (AVIM).
11 September 2001 signaled another chapter in the DISCOM history. The 626th Forward Support Battalion, along with elements from the 801st Main Support Battalion, 8th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment and DISCOM Headquarters, all deployed to Afghanistan where they supported Task Force Rakkasan during Operation Enduring Freedom. In February 2003, the Division Support Command deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, providing Combat Service Support to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). On 16 September 2004, the 101st Airborne Division Support Command was reorganized and re-designated as the 101st Sustainment Brigade. The unit deployed to Iraq in its new capacity in late 2005. Known as the "LifeLiners," the 101st Sustainment Brigade continues to demonstrate its ability to support and accomplish its mission with both strength and pride, confidently reflecting upon its illustrious history as it prepares for its next "rendezvous with destiny."
- 101st Sustainment Brigade is the redesignation of the former 101st Airborne Division Support Command. (Some subordinate units of the 101st Sustainment Brigade were once part of the 101st Support Group (Corps), a separate, non-divisional unit with a different statement of lineage and honors. It was redesignated on 16 September 2004 as the 101st Support Brigade and then as the 101st Sustainment Brigade on 21 April 2005.) According to the May–June 2006 issue of Army Logistician, page 10, sustainment brigades fell under the theater support command, not the division, but were placed under the operational control of a division for a specific mission or operation. The 101st Sustainment Brigade wore its own separate brigade patch, approved effective 17 November 2009, until it became a divisional unit in 2016.TIOH – Heraldry – 101st Sustainment Brigade Archived 10 June 2011 at the Wayback Machine.
- 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners", campbell.army.mil, last accessed 18 December 2016
- Lineage And Honors Information, HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT 716TH MILITARY POLICE BATTALION, history.army.mil, last accessed 18 December 2016
- Lineage And Honors Information, 2D BATTALION, 44TH AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY REGIMENT, history.army.mil, last accessed 18 December 2016