1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery Regiment (United States)
|1st Air Defense Artillery|
1st Air Defense Artillery coat of arms
|Type||Air Defense Artillery|
|Garrison/HQ||Kadena Air Base|
|Motto||PRIMUS INTER PARES (First among equals)|
|Distinctive unit insignia|
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.
Campaign participation credit
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
- Coats of arms of U.S. Air Defense Artillery Regiments
- Coats of arms of U.S. Artillery Regiments
- 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment (United States)
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)".