35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (United States)

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35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade
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Shoulder sleeve insignia
Active 2005 – present
Country  United States
Branch  United States Army
Type Air defense artillery
Size Brigade
Part of Eighth United States Army
Garrison/HQ Osan Air Base (South Korea)
Nickname(s) The Dragon Brigade
Motto(s) "Ready in Defense
Colors Scarlet and Yellow
Commanders
Current
commander
COL Mark Holler
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 35 ADA Bde DUI.png

The 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade (35th ADA) is an air defense artillery unit of the United States Army subordinate to the Eighth United States Army, located at Osan Air Base in the Republic of Korea.

The 35th ADA has integrated THAAD into its layered defense on the Korean Peninsula.[1]

History[edit]

It was reactivated in November 1948 at Fort Bliss, Texas.[2][better source needed] The 35th Anti-Aircraft Brigade subsequently moved to Fort Meade, Maryland in 1950 to provide anti-aircraft defense of Washington, DC and to plan the defense of other cities in the vicinity. There, the 35th Anti-Aircraft Brigade set an Air Defense Artillery milestone as it became the first Nike-Ajax guided missile command in 1957. In March 1958, the Brigade was redesignated as the 35th Artillery Brigade (Air Defense), and operated the countries first Nike-Hercules site at Davidsonville, Maryland. It included the 1st Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment. The Brigade was inactivated on 4 June 1973 at Fort Meade, Maryland.

Structure[edit]

Previous Units[edit]

  • 1st Battalion, 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment
    • Headquarters and Headquarters Battery
    • Alpha Battery (PATRIOT) - Suwon, AB
    • Bravo Battery (PATRIOT) - Suwon, AB
    • Charlie Battery (PATRIOT) - Osan, AB
    • Delta Battery - (PATRIOT) - Osan, AB
    • Fox Company - (Maintenance) - Suwon, AB

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