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2nd Brigade - 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized)

When the 2nd Brigade was formed in April 1963, it was made up of units which trace their lineage back to the "Fighting Tenth" Infantry Regiment of 1873. Some units within the Brigade predate the Civil War.

Essentially, the 2nd Brigade covers areas in the western part of the state. The Brigade headquarters is based in Washington, Pennsylvania, with three battalions located in Scottdale, Butler and Erie.

Soldiers from the Brigade have often been activated by the Governor for emergency missions. Missions have included aid to civil authorities during the mid-'70s truckers strike; disaster relief from Tropical Storm Heloise in 1975; the Johnstown flood of 1977; and relief efforts during the energy crisis in the early '80s, to name a few. More recently, selected units provided support to communities without water because of the March 1990 oil spill along the Allegheny River.

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