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First Battalion 158th Infantry Command Change

1st Battalion 158th Infantry Regiment’s formal change of command on 18 March 2017.

The Army National Guard’s Papago Park Military reservation Bushmaster Field was the site of 1st Battalion 158th Infantry Regiment’s formal change of command on 18 March 2017. During this traditional military ceremony, the Battalion Colors were passed from the former Battalion Commander LTC David Pidone to the new Battalion Commander LTC Craig Norton. The Battalion formation provided a fitting backdrop for the ceremony. Col. Kaoiwi Commander of the Battalion’s parent 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team spoke briefly praising the Battalion’s high ratings in platoon level evaluations during the unit's annual field training at Camp Roberts CA. Both LTC Pidone and LTC Norton also addressed the battalion.


Following the ceremony, LTD Pidone presented both the museum and museum Executive Director Jim Warbasse with impressive pewter “Bushmaster Battalion” charger Plates embossed with the famous shoulder patch of the 158th Regimental Combat Team “Bushmasters” and the distinctive Cuidado Regimental Crest of the 158th Infantry Regiment. Members of the museum board attending were President Marilyn Hammarstrom and her husband Tom, Vice President Mike Hay’s and his wife Chris, museum Executive Director Jim Warbasse and director Eric Warbasse. 


 The museum exists to preserve and presents over 150 years of Regimental History. The “ Bushmaster Battalion” will assure the regiments distinguished heritage and tradition continues.

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Did you know? Safford Arizona's G Company received a Presidential Unit Citation for capture of a 14" gun directing 1,300 lb projectiles at the Linnaean Gulf P.I. Beachhead.

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