169th Fires Brigade
The Field Artillery units in the state of Colorado are the largest and the oldest of the Colorado Army National Guard. These units, known as the
"King of Battle", bring a lethal arsenal to the battlefield.
Currently, their main weapon is the HIMARS (High-mobility Artillery Rocket System). These fast moving missile launching platforms fire a fast and deadly arsenal at the enemy, destroying entire gridzones on a map with extremely precise targeting capabilities.
The mission of the 169th Fires Brigade is to command and control one to five General Support or General Support Reinforcing Field Artillery Battalions and/or a Target Acquisition Battery.
The unit is headquartered at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora, CO. To contact the unit, dial
The following battalions and companies fall under the 169th Fires Brigade:
3rd Bn., 157th Field Artillery Regiment - Colorado Springs
- 188th Forward Support Company - Pueblo
147th Brigade Support Bn. - Boulder
- 3650th Maintenance Co. - Firestone
- 928th ASMC Area Support Medical Co. - Colo. Springs
- 540th Network Support Co. - Buckley AFB, Aurora
- 86th Military Intelligence Co. - Buckley AFB, Aurora