164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (United States)

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164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
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164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 2008 – present
Country United States
Branch Florida Army National Guard
Type Air defense artillery
Size Brigade
Garrison/HQ Orlando, FL
Commanders
Current
commander
Colonel Grant Slayden
Insignia
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164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade soldiers help put out a wildfire.

The 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade is an air defense artillery brigade of the United States Army as part of the Florida Army National Guard.

The unit is headquartered in Orlando, Florida on the site of the former McCoy Air Force Base and is composed of two air defense artillery battalions and one field artillery battalion located at 12 National Guard armories across Central Florida.

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Peacetime mission command:

Recent Activities[edit]

The unit has supported the homeland defense mission through six deployments commanding a multi-component task force responsible for securing the airspace in and around the National Capital Region.[1]

In 2016, the brigade headquarters participated in Warfighter 16-3, a corps-level exercise in Fort Carson, Colorado, that allowed the unit to practice its warfighting functions, integrate as a fully functioning staff, and achieve its training objectives of planning and executing a theater-level air defense mission.[2] Later in 2016, the brigade headquarters participated in Yama Sakura 71, a theater-level exercise on Kyushu, Japan to enhance the U.S. and Japan's combat readiness and interoperability, strengthen bilateral relationships, and demonstrate U.S. resolve to support the security interests of allies and partners in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region.[3]

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