26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade
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|26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade|
Shoulder sleeve insignia
|Active||1 September 2008 –|
|Country||United States of America|
|Branch||Army National Guard|
|Nickname(s)||Yankee (Special Designation)|
|Colors||Blue and White|
|Engagements||Operation Enduring Freedom|
|Colonel Richard F. Johnson|
|Colonel Jeffrey Greb|
|Distinctive unit insignia|
The 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade ("Yankee") is a combat support brigade of the United States Army. Its headquarters is maintained by the Massachusetts Army National Guard. It draws its lineage from the Headquarters Company 26th Infantry Division.
However, most of the history of the current 26th MEB stems from the 26th Infantry Division. The 26th Division served in World Wars I and II and was recreated in the Massachusetts Army National Guard after being released from active duty on 13 November 1946.
- 1 March 1963: Redesignated as 1st Brigade, 26th Infantry Division, Headquartered at Waltham, Massachusetts.
- 1 September 1993: Reorganized as 26th Infantry Brigade, 29th Infantry Division
- 2005: Reorganized into the 26th Brigade Combat Team, 42nd Infantry Division
- 2008: Reorganized as 26th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade (MEB), a combat support brigade, Camp Curtis Guild, MA
The Brigade consists of a Headquarters and Headquarters Company and a Network Signal Company.