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Indiana Army National Guard

About the Indiana Army National Guard

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The Indiana Army National Guard is an organized militia force and a federal military reserve force of the United States Army. The National Guard has a dual federal-state mission that is unique to the U.S. military, and which sets it apart from any other reserve component.

During peacetime, the National Guard is commanded by the governor. In its state role, the National Guard assists local law enforcement agencies during emergencies at the direction of the governor. The distribution of soldiers, equipment and facilities across the state allows the National Guard to respond quickly and efficiently to emergencies statewide.

During times of national emergency, National Guard members may be called into active federal service by the President of the United States.

The Indiana Army National Guard’s major commands include the 38th Infantry Division, 38th Aviation Battalion, 38th Sustainment Brigade, 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 54th Security Force Assistance Brigade, 81st Troop Command and 219th Engineer Brigade.

38th Infantry Division


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38th Infantry Division

"Cyclone"
HQ: Stout Field, Indianapolis

The 38th Division was formed in August 1917, during World War I, to support American Forces along the Western Front. It became the 38th Infantry Division in March 1947, following World War II where the division had recaptured the Bataan Peninsula in the Philippines earning itself a second nickname “Avengers of Bataan.”

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76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team


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76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team

"Nighthawk Brigade"
HQ: Lawrence, Ind.

One of the 38th Infantry Division's three brigades, active since 1963, main task force for the U.S. Army's Pacific Pathways exercised in the Indo-Pacific region.

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38th Sustainment Brigade


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38th Sustainment Brigade

"Avengers"
HQ: Kokomo, Ind.

In an area of operations, provides command and control, and sustainment, for all units, including the provision of personnel, logistic and other support required to successfully accomplish a mission. Deployed to Kuwait in 2018 to support U.S. Central Command efforts in the region.

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38th Combat Aviation Brigade


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38th Combat Aviation Brigade

"Falcons"
HQ: Johnson County, Ind.

Mobilizes, deploys and conducts full spectrum aviation operations in support of the 38th ID (during peacetime) or assigned headquarters (during wartime) to provide the forces, equipment, and aviation capabilities or freedom of maneuver in the area of operations.

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219th Engineer Brigade


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219th Engineer Brigade

"Steel Soldiers - Anytime, Anywhere"
HQ: Johnson County, Ind.

Conducts readiness operations to provide ready forces to support a combatant command or perform defense support to civilian authorities for homeland security and natural disaster.

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81st Troop Command


81st Troop Command

81st Troop Command

"War Eagles"
HQ: Stout Field, Indianapolis

Provides command, control and support of subordinate units during premobilization (peacetime) training and non-deployed (steady state)/domestic operations, for non-Divisional units of the Indiana National Guard, in order to maintain readiness and task proficiency.

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138th Regiment Combat Arms


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138th Regiment - Combat Arms

"Seek and Destroy"
HQ: Camp Atterbury, Edinburgh, Ind.

Provides regionalized combat arms individual training as part of the One Army School System; conducts a fully accredited Warrant Officer Candidate School, Officer Candidate School, 68W Sustainment Course, Combat Lifesaver Course and a Combatives Course.

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54th Security Force Assistance Brigade


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54th Security Force Assistance Brigade

"To the Very End"
HQ: Stout Field, Indianapolis

A permanent and dedicated force specially trained combat advisory missions that conducts train, advise, assist, support, and liaison operations with allied and partner nation foreign security forces worldwide.

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