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143rd Forward Support Battalion

The 143rd Support Battalion was organized on 11 June 1988 in the Connecticut Army National Guard in Southern Connecticut from new and existing units as the 143rd Support Battalion, with Headquarters at Waterbury, and assigned to the 26th Infantry Division. On September 1, 1993, the 143d FSB was relieved from assignment to the 26th Infantry Division and attached to the 43d Infantry Brigade.

On March 1, 1997, the 143d FSB was relieved from the 43d Infantry Brigade and attached to the 143d Area Support Group. The 143rd Forward Support Battalion underwent a reorganization from a Heavy Forward Support Battalion to a Light Support Battalion in April 1997 and was assigned to support the 29th Infantry Division (Light). On October 1, 1998, the 143d FSB was relieved from attachment from the 143d Area Support Group and attached to Headquarters 85th Troop Command and the 29th Infantry Division.

Alpha Company, 143rd Forward Support Battalion, deployed to Bosnia in August 2001 in support of Operation Joint Forge, as part of Task Force Sword. Task Force Sword is the Logistics Task Force supporting Task Force Eagle in Bosnia Herzegovina.



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