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									29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (United States)
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The 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is an Infantry brigade of
                                                                                            29th Infantry Brigade
the United States Army National Guard of Hawaii.

History
The 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is the largest unit in the
Hawaii Army National Guard (HIARNG). Since 1995, the brigade has
been one of the nation's 15 elite enhanced readiness brigades. This
distinction means that the 29th must be trained and equipped to
deploy within 90 days of a federal call-up. The brigade has become a
truly pan-Pacific brigade with units located on the islands of Hawaii,
Maui, Oahu, Molokai, and Kauai; in the states of Arizona, California,
Minnesota, and Oregon; and, on the Pacific islands of American
Samoa and Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
The brigade consists of units that span the State of Hawaii. Its             29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team shoulder sleeve insignia
Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 229th Military Intelligence         Active                     21 April 2006 – present
Company, and 29th Support Battalion are located on Oahu at its
                                                                           Country                    United States
Kalaeloa facilities, formerly known as Barbers Point Naval Air Station.
                                                                           Branch                     United States Army National
The bulk of the 227th Engineer Company's heavy engineering
                                                                                                      Guard
equipment which is so vital in war and during times of natural disaster
                                                                           Type                       Infantry
is located in the HIARNG's Pearl City complex on Oahu. A combat
                                                                           Size                       Brigade
engineering detachment is situated in the community of Keaau on the
island of Hawaii. The brigade's 1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery can                            Insignia
be found on the outskirts of Wahiawa in Central Oahu.                      Distinctive unit
                                                                           insignia
The units of the brigade's 1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry, are
strategically located in communities throughout the state. The
battalion's headquarters and headquarters company is located in Hilo,
Hawaii, with a scout platoon detached to Kaunakakai, Molokai. The
bulk of the battalion's Company A is located on Kauai in Kapaa, with
a detachment in Hanapepe. Company B of the battalion is similarly split between the communities of Kealakekua and
Honokaa on the island of Hawaii. Companies C and D are located in Kahului, Maui, and Wahiawa, Oahu, respectively.
Upon federal mobilization, the brigade's strength would increase as it is augmented by the 1st Battalion, 158th Infantry of the
Arizona Army National Guard (ARNG), 1st Battalion, 184th Infantry of the California Army National Guard (ARNG), the 100th
Battalion, 442nd Infantry of the U.S. Army Reserves (with units from the island of Oahu, Guam, and American Samoa), Troop
F, 82nd Cavalry (Ground) of the Oregon ARNG, and Battery E, 216th Air Defense Artillery of the Minnesota ARNG.
On 20 July 2004 more than 2,100 soldiers were ordered to report for active duty 16 August 2004, about a month earlier than
expected, to begin preparations for a year of combat duty in Iraq. With six months of training time on the mainland and at
least a year in Iraq, the Hawaii soldiers will be away at least 18 months. By late February 2005 the 29th Brigade replaced the
81st Brigade of the Washington Army National Guard, whose major elements are north of Baghdad in Balad.

Order of battle
   Special Troops Battalion [1]
   1st Battalion, 158th Infantry Regiment (AZ ARNG)
   1st Squadron, 299th Cavalry Regiment
   1st Battalion, 487th Field Artillery Regiment
  29th Support Battalion
  1st Battalion, 294th Infantry Regiment (Guam National Guard)
  The following units were added to the unit's command when it participated in Operation Iraqi Freedom 3:
  1st Battalion, 184th Infantry Regiment (CA ARNG)
  100th Battalion, 442nd Infantry Regiment (USAR)
  Troop F, 82nd Cavalry Regiment (ORANG)
  227th Engineer Company
  229th Intelligence Company
  Batteries D-E, 1st Battalion, 216th Air Defense Artillery Regiment

References
  1. ^ http://www.tioh.hqda.pentagon.mil/Heraldry/ArmyDUISSICOA/ArmyHeraldryUnit.aspx?u=4412
  GlobalSecurity.org: 29th Infantry Brigade
  The Institute of Heraldry: 29th Infantry Brigade


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