The brigade was formed beginning in November 2014 in the city of Kropyvnytskyi in Kirovohrad Oblast.
Initially the brigade consisted of three volunteer Territorial Defense battalions.
Already by summer 2015 the brigade deployed to fight in the War in Donbas.
The ground forces plan to mechanize the brigade in the future.
During the 2022 Russian Invasion of Ukraine, the brigade received the recently
established "For Courage and Bravery" award by for liberating a number of settlements in the Kherson Oblast.
The unit was also noted for its servicemember's already being awarded 275 state awards.