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Video by Vincenzo Vitiello
Nisei Battalion Commemoration event at Camp Darby
Training Support Activity Europe
Nov. 7, 2024 | 3:30
The ceremony to honor the sacrifice of the 442nd Combat Regiment, composed almost entirely of second-generation American soldiers of Japanese descent, also known as the NISEI Battalion. The event takes place in front of the monument of Masato Nakae, a NISEI hero, Curly Nakae square, Camp Darby, Italy, July 11, 2024.
(U.S. Army video by Vincenzo Vitiello)
189th Infantry Brigade
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189th IN BDE (CATB) observes, coaches, and trains our ARNG and USAR partners to provide trained and ready units to support combatant commander requirements around the world. O/O, conduct Mobilization and Large Scale Mobilization Operations (LSMO) in support of our ARNG and USAR partners to meet combatant commander OPLAN requirements.
Our purpose is to support First Army’s mission to achieve FORSCOM directed readiness and deliver trained and ready NG and RC forces. We accomplish this through partnership with the National Guard and US Army Reserve as FORSCOM’s proponent for the integration of the Army’s Total Force Policy (ATFP) and execution of Mobilization Training Centers (MTC) operations as part of the Army’s LSMO effort.