164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (United States)
|164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade|
164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
|Active||2008 – present|
|Branch||Florida Army National Guard|
|Type||Air defense artillery|
|Colonel Grant Slayden|
|Distinctive unit insignia|
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.
- 1st Bn, 265th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (Avenger) - Palm Coast, FL
- 715th Military Police Company - Melbourne, FL
- 3rd Bn, 265th Air Defense Artillery Regiment (Avenger) - Sarasota, FL
Peacetime mission command:
- 3rd Bn, 116th Field Artillery Regiment (HIMARS) - Plant City, FL
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.
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. 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.
- The Institute of Heraldry: 164th Air Defense Artillery Brigade Shoulder Sleeve Insignia
- News: Hearon relinquishes command to Slayden
- News: Patching ceremony paves the way for 254th Transportation to align mission
- News: Joint Task Force Archangel departs to NCR
- News: Year in Review - 2016
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