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Ejército de Tierra

Shield of the Unit

1st Brigade 'Aragón'

Destacado

Main activities

Activities
  • Training of the units
  • Taking part in exercises
  • Collaborating with civilian bodies

Foreign operations

Peacekeeping missions
  • UNPROFOR
  • IFOR
  • SFOR
  • KFOR
  • IRAQI FREEDOM
  • ISAF
  • UNIFIL

Visit 2nd Cavalry Brigade "CASTILLEJOS"

Introduction

Under the command of a Brigade general, currently the Honourable Mr. Andrés Chapa Huidobro, the “Aragón” 1st Brigade, has been a dependent of the “San Marcia” Division since 1st January 2017. It’s a young unit, created in June 1986 with the name “Castillejos” 2nd Cavalry Brigade, inheriting the history and traditions of the Regiments that came before it. As a result of the Army transformation process, the Brigade adopted the name  “Aragón” 1st Brigade on 1st January 2017, also incorporating the units of Mountain troops headquarters situated in the Prynees.

With its main headquarters in Zaragoza,  the “Aragón” 1st Brigade currently consists of: Military headquarters, 1st Batalion military headquarters, Armoured Regiment “Pavía” n° 4, “Galicia” Infantry Regiment n° 64 of Infantry Mountain Soldiers (Jaca – Huesca), “Arapiles” Infantry Regiment n° 62 (Barcelona and San Clemente de Sasebas – Gerona), Artillery Countryside Regiment (RACA) n° 20, 1st Batalion of sappers and 1st Logistics Group.

Since 1992, its units have participated in Peace Missions in various task forces and brigades deployed in former Yugoslavia, in Bosnia and in Kosovo, as well as in Lebanon (LH), Afghanistan (ISAF), Mali and Iraq.

Latest news of the unit

Hugo Pérez, medalla de oro en boxeo olímpico <71Kg (Foto:Ofcom BRI I)

Monday, August 28, 2017

Medalla de oro a golpe de puño

El sargento Hugo Pérez Gutiérrez se lleva la medalla de oro en la modalidad de Boxeo Olímpico (<71 kg) en la competición mundial WPFG (World Police and Fire Games), una competición conocida como las olimpiadas de policías y bomberos, que en este mes de agosto se ha celebrado en la metrópolis estadounidense de Los Ángeles, y en la que han participado más de 10.000 atletas de las fuerzas del orden y de seguridad de todo el mundo.

Explicación del sitio histórico de Arapiles (Foto:RI ARAPILES 62)

Monday, July 24, 2017

El campo de batalla de los Arapiles (Salamanca)

El Regimiento de Infantería Arapiles 62 ha querido recordar el 375 aniversario de su creación con una visita al campo de batalla de los Arapiles, en las proximidades de Salamanca, hecho de armas que da nombre al regimiento, al tener su antecedente más lejano en una Compañía de Escolares de dicha ciudad.