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55th Brigade - 28th Infantry Division (Mechanized)

The 55th Brigade is an Armored Brigade with a long and distinguished history that dates back to 1879. The 55th Brigade is headquartered in Scranton.

There are three subordinate command within the Brigade-two armor battalions and one mechanized infantry battalion.

The brigade's heart and soul is the Tactical Operations Center (TOC). This is where the staff tracks and coordinates the current battlefield. Planning for future operations, analysis of the enemy, and coordination with Army Aviation and Air Force aircraft are conducted here as well. The Brigade Commander does not fight his units from here, but he can. The Brigade Commander has his Tactical Command Post (TACP) which is forward on the battlefield that he fights from.

The soldiers of the 109th Infantry Regiment, the element from which the 55th was born, earned the nickname "Men of Iron" for their three-day defense against overwhelming odds during the Champagne-Marne Offensive in World War I.

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