Composed by Edward Fox .... et al.|
392nd Army Band - Ft. Lee, VA
The mission of the 515th Fowrard Support Battalion is to provide logistics support for the 5th Brigade Combat Team. On order, deploys to the designated Area of Operations and conducts support operations for the Brigade.
On 14 January 2004 the 515th Brigade Support Battalion; was constituted in the Regular Army of the United States, asssigned to the 1st Cavalry Division and activated at Fort Hood, Texas. to serve as the provisional battalion in support of the newly structured 5th Brigade Combat Team composed of dismounted or mechanized patrols of Division Artillery elements ahat will be deployed to Iraq in the near future.
In 2004, the battalion deployed to Iraq as part of 5th Brigade Combat Tream, 1st Cavalry Division in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom II. The battalion successfully completed its mission and redeployed back to Fort Hood in early 2005.
Although the battalion is youngest in its history, its Soldiers have served around the world in both peace and war and it already has a proud tradition. Soldiers assigned to the battalion have proven top in their profession, winning prestigious unit awards and providing uninterrupted support to the 5th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. These Soldiers are the most precious resource of our Army and their decisive, hard performance is deserving of the motto of the unit - "FORGE THE EDGE".
Functions performed by the subordinate elements of the Battalion are:
|"HHC"||Headquarters & Headquarters Company|
|"A" Company||Area Support and Supply Company|
|"B" Company||Medical Company|
|"C" Company||Maintenance and Support Company|
This folio of material highlights of the many subsequent historical critical missions performed by members of the 515th Brigade Support Battalion, whose actions, operations and the many critical issues resolved over its 40+ years history to meet the changing threat and the honors they achieved are summarized in the following sections:
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