TXARNG 1/143 Infantry (Airborne) Patches over to 173rd Airborne!

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173rd Airborne Brigade and Texas National Guard Patching Ceremony

Just saw this, holy shit... 1/143 Infantry (Airborne) patched over from 36th ID to 173rd Airborne Brigade. Becoming one of the first NG component units to fall under a AD unit. Didn't see that one happening, but damn, couldn'tpick a better unit to do so. 1/143 is squared the fuck away as it is, this will inevitably open alot more training and resources for them, which will only make them a better unti. If I was still in the guard, I would pounding on this units door...
 

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Seen some interesting conversations about this from my old colleagues. Most don't understand the point.
 

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Seen some interesting conversations about this from my old colleagues. Most don't understand the point.
Well apparently the new model is to pair particular NG/RC units with AD units. But I agree it doesn't make a hell of a lot of scenes to pair a NG batalion with a OCONUS Brigade.

That said, it's still pretty cool IMO and should be interesting to watch over next few years.
 

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Well apparently the new model is to pair particular NG/RC units with AD units. But I agree it doesn't make a hell of a lot of scenes to pair a NG batalion with a OCONUS Brigade.

That said, it's still pretty cool IMO and should be interesting to watch over next few years.
Like the GANG and 24th mech back in the day?
That didn't work so well...
 

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Is this similar to when they patch in a smaller motorcycle club in Sons of Anarchy?
Although funny, I'm hoping for this units sake, it will act similar to how 20th and 19th SFG's funding. As in keeps the state from dipping into the unit intended funds. Also allow for some more funding for schools, etc. Hopefully it turns out to be a good deal all the way around.
 

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173rd Airborne Brigade and Texas National Guard Patching Ceremony

Just saw this, holy shit... 1/143 Infantry (Airborne) patched over from 36th ID to 173rd Airborne Brigade. Becoming one of the first NG component units to fall under a AD unit. Didn't see that one happening, but damn, couldn'tpick a better unit to do so. 1/143 is squared the fuck away as it is, this will inevitably open alot more training and resources for them, which will only make them a better unti. If I was still in the guard, I would pounding on this units door...
Pretty kool. I see two weeks in Italy every year.
 

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Becoming one of the first NG component units to fall under a AD unit.
The AD's done this going back to at least the 80's, all with varying degrees of success. On the surface this may sound great, but don't believe the hype until we see results. Speaking of....

Although funny, I'm hoping for this units sake, it will act similar to how 20th and 19th SFG's funding. As in keeps the state from dipping into the unit intended funds. Also allow for some more funding for schools, etc. Hopefully it turns out to be a good deal all the way around.
Sorry, but HAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!! The state point-blank admitted they took our funding and what were we going to do about it? Maybe post-9/11 things have changed, but with the drawdowns I would again remain skeptical until we see otherwise. Also, as money dries up so will schools. Follow-on, non-MOS training comes from the State, not the Feds. As training dollars dry up the odds of seeing non-MOSQ/ duty position training will go with it unless this becomes a pseudo-USAR type unit which then defeats the purpose of sending combat arms to the Guard.

For their sake I hope it works out, but history is decidedly not in their favor. In 3-5 years we can see how it is working out, but until then it is uniform bling and to be frank, if I'm TX I'm kind of pissed to lose my patch for another unit's.
 

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This is happening in multiple units. GAANG is doing it (again) and so is my National Guard unit. We are getting rid of the Tucan Sam for the over sized Indian head of 2ID. I like it, makes it harder to use the excuse "I'm just National Guard".
 

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This is happening in multiple units. GAANG is doing it (again) and so is my National Guard unit. We are getting rid of the Tucan Sam for the over sized Indian head of 2ID. I like it, makes it harder to use the excuse "I'm just National Guard".
A former unit of mine was being paired with a 10th MTN BDE as well. Not sure how that's progressing though.
 

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No, this is a conventional Abn Bn. 2 Companies (HHC, and a line company) in Texas and two elsewhere (RI?)
Texas, Rhode Island and Alaska AFAIK.

Keeps them on jump status.....wasn't the 1/143 gonna lose their LRRS status and not be airborne anymore?
The RI unit was deactivated from LRS status a couple of years ago and became conventional airborne INF as DA SWO stated.
 

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Keeps them on jump status.....wasn't the 1/143 gonna lose their LRRS status and not be airborne anymore?
G 143rd (LRS) was deactivated, and than stood up as some Cav unit. Most LRS guys went state wide until they formed 1/143 Inf (Airborne). Not sure how many companies in Texas (HHC, 2 line?) Than a company in Alaska and Rhode Island.

Texas is losing the 71st IBCT, BfSB, and a restructuring their air assets, apparently losing all their attack air craft and just going to lift? I don't know WTF is going on. Went from 49AD with all the toys, to 36ID (light) to now who fucking knows. I just hope they don't deactivate my old batalion 1/141 Infantry. I have a lot of good memories of that unit.
 

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That said, it's still pretty cool IMO and should be interesting to watch over next few years.
It will, inevitably, be another way/reason for the NG units to say they are just as good as the AD units.

The saga continues.
 
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