169th Fires Brigade (United States)
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169th Fires Brigade United States

169th Field Artillery Brigade
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169th Field Artillery Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
CountryUnited States
BranchArmy National Guard
Garrison/HQBuckley Air Force Base, Aurora, Colorado
DecorationsCroix de Guerre with Palm
COL Scott Sherman
Distinctive Unit Insignia169 Fires Bde DUI.jpg

The 169th Field Artillery Brigade (formerly the 169th Fires Brigade) is an artillery brigade in the US Army National Guard. It is part of the Colorado Army National Guard.

Current Structure

The 169th Field Artillery Brigade is currently composed of the following units of the Colorado Army National Guard:

  • 169th Field Artillery Brigade (169th FAB)


It was ordered into Federal Service on 1 October 1961 as part of the American reaction to the Berlin Crisis of 1961 and released in August 1962. The brigade headquarters was mobilized in March 2006 for service in Iraq and returned in July 2007.[1]


Originally raised as an infantry unit in 1909, HHB, 169th Field Artillery Group was converted from the Headquarters Company of the 157th Infantry Regiment in Denver on 1 August 1955. It was redesignated as an Artillery Group on 1 October 1959. It reverted to the original Field Artillery Group title and transferred to Aurora, Colorado, on 1 March 1972. On 1 May 1978 it was redesignated as a Field Artillery Brigade.


The 169th's predecessor, the 157th Infantry Regiment, was awarded one campaign streamer in World War I and eight campaign streamers and one unit decoration in World War II.

Unit decorations

Ribbon Award Year Notes
A red ribbon with four vertical dark green stripes in the center. French Croix de Guerre, World War II (With Palm) 1943-1944 Embroidered "Italy"

Campaign streamers

Conflict Streamer Year(s)
World War I Streamer without inscription
World War II Sicily (with Arrowhead) 1943
World War II Naples-Foggia (with Arrowhead) 1943
World War II Anzio (wirth Arrowhead) 1943
World War II Rome-Arno 1944
World War II Southern France (with Arrowhead) 1944
World War II Rhineland 1944--1945
World War II Ardennes-Alsace 1944--1945
World War II Central Europe 1945


  1. ^ Stone, Spc. Jessi. "169th Fires Brigade welcome home ceremony". Retrieved 2009.[permanent dead link]

External links

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