228th Signal Brigade
"The Biggest and the Best"
The 228th Signal Brigade is one of the premier signal organizations in the United States Army. It provides signal support to all five unified commands of the Department of Defense (European Command, Central Command, Southern Command, Pacific Command, and Atlantic Command). Among its assigned and attached organizations are high priority Echelon Above Corps and Echelon Below Corps Force Support Package units that are early deployers.
The Spartanburg South Carolina militia was organized as a National Guard infantry company in 1907. It became a unit of the 118th Infantry Regiment, 30th Infantry Division in World War I, participating in the Somme, III Ypres, and Flanders, 1917-18. In World War II, the unit partcipated in Northern France and the Rhineland, 1944-45. In 1964, 228th Signal Group was organized in Saluda, South Carolina; it moved to Spartanburg in 1968. 228th Signal Detachment was the first National Guard unit sent to the Persian Gulf in August 1990.
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