The Washington National Guard’s 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team have recently adopted the 2nd Infantry Division’s Indian Head patch and revealed the new Brigade colors symbolizing the unit’s transformation from an Armor Brigade to a Stryker Brigade.
“This is a historic and proud day for the cascade rifle brigade. The re-flagging ceremony signifies one significant chapter of our history serving as an armored BCT but it solidifies our future as a Stryker brigade,” Col. Bryan Grenon, commander of the 81st SBCT, explained in his opening remarks at the ceremony, December 3, 2016.
“The whole squad is excited to be a part of the 2nd ID, it is such a historic organization but it’s kind of sad as well because the National Guard and its patches have earned a name for themselves,” said Lt. Col. John Quails, commander of the 81st SBCT’s 1-82 Cavalry Squadron stationed in Bend Oregon.
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