brigade brigade  /brə ˈɡeɪd/


  1. (n) army unit smaller than a division
  2. (v) form or unite into a brigade


  1. And there is only speculation about the purpose the brigade has been serving.
  2. But the brigade and battalion commanders and the company and platoon leaders I saw in Iraq are really impressive.
  3. The 2nd brigade of the 3rd Infantry Division planned to halt west of Najaf, about 100 miles south of Baghdad; it also planned on facing some resistance from local irregulars.


  1. Shen grad John Prendergast outing spoiled by Vermont in Saratoga Brigade 3-1 loss

    SARATOGA SPRINGS — Wednesday night’s Saratoga Brigade New England Collegiate Baseball League contest was historic and iconic despite being the second loss of the season for the Spa City collegians.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Community News

  2. Brigade conducts combat training in Idaho

    The Oregon Army National Guard's 41 Infantry Brigade Combat Team is conducting annual training at the Orchard Combat Training Center, near Boise, Idaho, in preparation for a possible deployment to Afghanistan in 2014.
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Salem Statesman Journal

  3. Book brigade opens new chapter for library

    The charge of the book brigade Thursday was to stand side-by-side and move the old Downtown Library's last 100 books person by person into the new library.        
    on June 21, 2013     Source: Sun-Sentinel

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  1. Fox said the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force would restructure its op-erations in southern Afghanistan "so that it can consolidate a US Marine brigade in northern Helmand that will assume responsibility for security in Sangin later...
    on Jul 7, 2010 By: Liam Fox Source: Global Times

  2. Petraeus told senators he has recommended "that we continue the drawdown of the surge combat forces and that upon the withdrawal of the last surge brigade combat team in July, we undertake a 45-day period of consolidation of our forces and...
    on Apr 15, 2008 By: David Petraeus Source: New Brunswick Home News Tribune

  3. "I anticipate at least another brigade of combat troops from ISAF nations coming here shortly and more after that," Richards said.
    on Jan 25, 2007 By: David Richards Source: Washington Post

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