214 Fires Brigade
"The mission of the 214th Fires Brigade, "Leader," is to conduct reset operations, transform, train, and prepare for combat, and, on order, deploy to synchronize and provide lethal and non-lethal fires in support of full spectrum operations."
The 214th Artillery Group was constituted February 3, 1944 and assigned to the XXI Corps, Fourth U.S. Army at Fort Polk, Louisiana. The Group was activated April 17, 1944. After activation at Camp Van Dorn, Mississippi, the unit moved to Camp Twenty Grand, France on April 21, 1945. European assignments included Simmern, Neidormendig, Bassenheim, and Trier, Germany as well as assignment in France at Camp Atlanta and Camp Lucky Strike.
The unit returned to Camp Shelby, Mississippi and was inactivated November 12, 1945.The 214th Artillery Group remained inactive until October 15, 1958 when it was allotted to the Regular Army. The unit was assigned to the United States Army Artillery and Missile Center, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. On March 15, 1972, the unit was re-designated as the 214th Field Artillery Group. On July 5, 1979, the three missile battalions of the United States Army Field Artillery Missile Group Number Nine were reassigned to the 214th Field Artillery Group. On September 15, 1979, the 214th Field Artillery Group was re-designated as the 214th Field Artillery Brigade.
In January 2003, the 214th Field Artillery Brigade answered our Nation's call deploying HHB, 2-4 Field Artillery Regiment and 1-14 Field Artillery Battalion in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In June 2006, the 6-52 Air Defense Artillery joined the 214th Field Artillery Brigade. In September 2006, the brigade was re-designated as the 214th Fires Brigade. In October 2006, the 2-5 Field Artillery and the 168 Brigade Support Battalion, became a part of the 214th Fires Brigade. In April 2007, HHB, 214th FB deployed for 15 months in support of OIF. Elements of 2-4 Field Artillery Regiment and 2-5 FAR are currently serving in Iraq. Today, the 214th Fires Brigade is the most lethal Field Artillery organization in the world. The brigade is comprised of HHB, 214th FB, 2-4 Field Artillery Regiment, 1-14th Field Artillery Regiment, 2-5 Field Artillery Regiment, 168 Brigade Support Battalion, H/26 Target Acquisition Battery , and 529th Signal Company. The Leader Brigade is trained for war; ready to deploy, fight, and win for our nation!