479th Field Artillery Brigade (United States)


479th Field Artillery Brigade (United States)

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name=479th Field Artillery Brigade


caption=479th Field Artillery Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
dates=1944-03-11 - 1945-12-01
1947-01-02 - 1996-09-15
1997-10-24 - 1999-10-16
2006-12-01 - Present.
country=USA
allegiance=
branch=Regular Army
type=USARS Headquarters
role=
size=
command_structure=USARS Headquarters and Attached Field Artillery Battalions
current_commander=
garrison=Fort Sill
ceremonial_chief=
colonel_of_the_regiment=
nickname=
patron=
motto=Dependable Support
colors=Scarlet and Yellow
march=
mascot=
battles=World War II
Iraq Conflict
notable_commanders=

Lineage

*Constituted 1944-03-11 in the Army of the United States as the 656th Field Artillery Battalion

*Activated 1944-04-20 at Camp Rucker, Alabama

*Deployed via New York Port of Embarkation 1944-11-30

*Arrived in England 1944-12-08

*Arrived in France on 1945-03-03

*Located at Berg Reichenstein, Germany on 1945-08-14

*Returned to CONUS via New York Port of Embarkation on 1945-11-29

*Inactivated 1945-12-01 at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey

*Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 656th Field Artillery Battalion, redesignated 1946-12-24 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 479th Field Artillery Group, and allotted to the Organized Reserves (remainder of 656th Field Artillery Battalion concurrently disbanded)

*Activated 2 January 1947-01-02 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

*(Organized Reserves redesignated 1948-03-25 as the Organized Reserve Corps; redesignated 1952-07-09 as the Army Reserve)

*Reorganized and redesignated 1959-05-25 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 479th Artillery Group

*Location changed 1960-05-01 to Horsham, Pennsylvania; location changed 1968-01-31 to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

*Redesignated 1971-11-01 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 479th Field Artillery Group

*Redesignated 1980-04-16 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 479th Field Artillery Brigade

*Inactivated 15 1996-09-15 at Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

*Withdrawn 1997-10-24 from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army; Headquarters concurrently activated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

*Inactivated 1999-10-16 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma

*Headquarters activated 2006-12-01 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma using the assets & personnel of 4th Brigade, 75th Division (Training Support)

ubordinate Units

*1st Battalion, 289th Regiment
*2nd Battalion, 289th Regiment
*1st Battalion, 290th Regiment
*2nd Battalion, 290th Regiment
*2nd Battalion, 381st Regiment
*1st Battalion, 382nd Regiment

Honors

Campaign Participation Credit

*World War II:
**Rhineland;
**Central Europe

Decorations

*None

Website

*http://sill-www.army.mil/479/index.html


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