63rd Brigade Support Battalion

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63rd Brigade Support Battalion
63rd Spt Bn Coat of Arms.png
Coat of arms
Active 1 October 2012 – Present
Country United States of America
Allegiance United States Army
Branch United States Army Reserve
Type Battalion
Role Force sustainment
Part of Forces Command
Motto(s) VEHICULUM VICTORIAE (Victory's Wagon)[1]

The 63rd Brigade Support Battalion (BSB) is a unit in the United States Army Reserve. The unit was activated on October 1, 2012, and the activation ceremony took place on October 21, 2012, at Nellis Air Force Base. The 63rd BSB is currently headquartered in Sloan, Nevada, southwest of Las Vegas, in the George W. Dunaway United States Army Reserve Center (named for George W. Dunaway, the 2nd Sergeant Major of the Army.)[2]

The 63rd BSB plans, coordinates, synchronizes, and executes replenishment operations in support of brigade operations. Some of the 63rd BSB's key supply operations include providing food service, basic levels of health care, and field maintenance.

Heraldry[edit]

The unit's insignia was approved on 9 July 1964 during a previous period of service when the unit was designated as the 63rd Supply and Transport Battalion.[3] The battalion carries the lineage of the 63d Quartermaster Company, 63d Infantry Division of the World War II era.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 63d Support Battalion Heraldry, United States Army Institute of Heraldry (TIOH). Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  2. ^ Brig. Gen. Elwell honors Dunaway with new Reserve Center, Capt. Fernando Ochoa, 311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command, 12 April 2015. Retrieved 3 July 2016.
  3. ^ 63rd Support Battalion heraldry, the Institute of Heraldry (TIOH)

Hubenthal, Christopher (24 October 2012). "63rd BSB activation ceremony held at Nellis". The Official Website of the Nellis Air Force Base. Retrieved 3 July 2013.