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157The 157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade provides a versatile, flexible combat force that can be tailored to a wide spectrum of military combat and support missions,and it can provide specialized forces to support brigade combat teams and other combat units.

The unit, formerly the 57th Field Artillery Brigade and the 264th Engineer Group, began transformation into a maneuver enhancement brigade. This type of brigade is relatively new to the Army; its concepts and doctrines are being refined as part of U.S. Army strategic transformation initiatives.

The 157th includes units specialized in communications networking, chemical detection and decontamination, and forward support, as well as High Mobility Artillery Rocket System firing batteries and combat engineers.

The 157th is headquartered in Milwaukee, and has an assigned strength of more than 2,100 Soldiers.The 157th MEB largely is made up of units that were formerly part of the 57th Field Artillery Brigade and the 264th Engineer Group.

157th MEB News

Units

Headquarters and Headquarters Company - Milwaukee
1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery (HIMARS)
Headquarters and Headquarters Battery - Milwaukee

  • Battery A - Racine
  • Battery B - Plymouth
  • Battery C - Sussex108th
  • 108th Forward Support Company (HIMARS) - Sussex

257th Brigade Support Battalion
Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment - Oak Creek

  • Company A (Distribution) - Whitewater
  • Company B (Support Maintenance) - Kenosha
  • Detachment 1, 32nd MP Company - Oconomowoc

357th Signal Network Support Company - Two Rivers

457th Chemical Company - Burlington

724th Engineer Battalion

229th Engineer Company (-) (Horizontal) - Prairie du Chien

    • Detachment 1, 229th Engineer Company - Platteville
  • 273rd Engineer Company (Wheeled Sapper) - Medford
  • 824th Engineer Detachment (Concrete) - Richland Center
  • 829th Engineer Company (-) (Vertical) - Chippewa Falls
    • Detachment 1, 829th Engineer Company - Richland Center
    • Detachment 2, 829th Engineer Company - Ashland
  • 924th Engineer Detachment (Facilities) - Chippewa Falls
  • 949th Engineer Detachment (Survey & Design Tm) - Chippewa Falls
  • 900th Engineer Company (-) (Clearance) - Superior
    • Detachment 1, 900th Engineer Company - Spooner
  • 901st Engineer Company (-) (Wheeled Sapper) - Tomahawk
    • Detachment 1, 901st Engineer Company - Rhinelander

Abbreviations:

(-) - Headquarters of a split unit

HIMARS - High–Mobility Artillery Rocket System

 

 

Heraldry

157th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade

121st Field Artillery Regiment

724th Engineer Battalion

257th Brigade Support Battalion