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10th Mountain Division Artillery (DIVARTY)

In late 2004 the 10th Mountain Division began transforming to the US Army's new modular force structure. As part of this reorganization, Division level assets habitually assigned to the Division's brigades were formally assigned to those units and the Division Support Command and Division Artillery units were inactivated. The 10th Mountain Division Artillery was inactivated as a result, with 3-6th Field Artillery being assigned to the reorganized 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and 2-15th Field Artillery being assigned to the reorganized 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

The mission of the 10th Mountain Division Artillery (DIVARTY) was to deploy rapidly, plan and coordinate fire support, and provide timely and accurate fires to support 10th Mountain Division (LI) combat operations.

The Division Artillery Headquarters was constituted 27 August 1942 as Headquarters Mountain Training Center Artillery. It was activated 5 September 1942 at Camp Carson, Colorado. On 15 July 1943, it was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters, 10th Light Division Artillery. The unit was redesignated as Headquarters 10th Mountain Division Artillery on 6 November 1944. During World War II, the Division Artillery participated in the North Apennines and Po Valley campaigns in Italy. It was inactivated at Camp Carson, Colorado on 30 November 1945.

On 18 June 1948, it was redesignated Headquarters, 10th Division Artillery, allotted to the regular Army on 25 June 1948, and activated at Fort Riley, Kansas on 1 July 1948. It was again reorganized and redesignated on 1 July 1957 as Headquarters, 10th Infantry Division Artillery, and inactivated 14 June 1958 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The unit was again reactivated on 2 May 1987 when the Headquarters was redesignated the 10th Mountain Division Artillery at Fort Drum, New York. In 1992 it participated in Operation Hurricane Andrew Relief, and later in Kismayo, Somalia as Task Force Headquarters.




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