1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment (United States)

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1st Air Defense Artillery
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1st Air Defense Artillery coat of arms
Active 1821
Country  USA
Branch Army
Type Air Defense Artillery
Size Regiment
Garrison/HQ Kadena Air Base
Motto PRIMUS INTER PARES (First among equals)
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 1 ADA Rgt DUI.png

From February 2003 to May 2003, the battalion served in support of operation Iraqi freedom. Alpha and Bravo batteries deployed to provide air defense for the Kingdom of Bahrain, while the balance of the battalion deployed to Kuwait in support of operation there.

In February 2006, the battalion was informed that they would deploy to Okinawa, Japan, to provide air defense for key assets in the Pacific region. The 1-1 Air Defense Artillery was restationed to Kadena Air Base 30 November 2006.[1]

Campaign participation credit[edit]

War of 1812
  • Canada
Indian Wars
  • Seminoles
  • Texas 1859
Mexican War
  • Palo Alto
  • Resaca de la Palma
  • Monterey
  • Vera Cruz
  • Cerro Gordo
  • Contreras
  • Churubusco
  • Chapultepec
  • Tamaulipas 1846
  • Vera Cruz 1847
  • Mexico 1847
Civil War
  • Sumter
  • Bull Run
  • Mississippi River
  • Peninsula
  • Manassas
  • Antietam
  • Fredericksburg
  • Chancellorsville
  • Gettysburg
  • Wilderness
  • Spotsylvania
  • Cold Harbor
  • Petersburg
  • Shenandoah
  • Appomattox
  • Florida 1861
  • Florida 1862
  • Florida 1864
  • South Carolina 1862
  • South Carolina 1863
  • Virginia 1863
  • Virginia 1864
  • West Virginia 1863
  • Louisiana 1864
World War II
  • American Theater, Streamer without inscription
  • Tunisia
  • Sicily
  • Rome-Arno
  • Rhineland
Southwest Asia
  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait
  • Cease-Fire

Decorations[edit]

The 1st Air Defense Artillery has received the following decorations:

  • Valorous Unit Award for SAUDI ARABIA AND BAHRAIN
  • Army Superior Unit Award for 1984–1985

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History document "1st Air Defense Artillery Lineage And Honors Information (29 November 1996)".

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