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AKO[edit]

Most of the good information about ADA school is through AKO. I don't have an account. Someone that does would be able to post a much better article.

Hal06 20:01, 31 August 2006 (UTC)

Hal,

Here is the body of the units website I found on AKO:

6th ADA



     6th Air Defense Artillery Regiment
     Colors are held by the 2nd BN 6th ADA, Fort Sill, OK


     HONORARY REGIMENTAL LEADERSHIP







           COL (Ret) JOHN C. HAMILTON
            (Click here for BIO)
           HONORARY COLONEL
           1 NOV 09 - 31 OCT 12
           CSM (Ret) LAWRENCE H. LARSON
            (Click here for BIO)
           HONORARY SERGEANT MAJOR
           10 MAR 09 - 9 MAR 12
           CW4 (Ret) SCOTT P. STEVENS
            (Click here for BIO)
           HONORARY WARRANT OFFICER
           1 APR 10 - 31 MAR 13


     COAT OF ARMS


     Shield
     Parti per pairle argent, gules and azure, in chief a mullet of five points 
     of the second and in fess debased two fleurs-de-lis or. 
     Crest
     On a wreath of the colors, argent and gules, a grizzly bear passant sable 
     langued gules.
     Motto
     Certo Dirigo Ictu (I Aim With a Sure Blow)
     Symbolism
     The field of the shield, an adaptation of the flag of the Philippine 
     insurgents, alludes to the regiment's service in the Philippine 
     Insurrection.  The scarlet star refers to Artillery, its five points 
     indicative of the number of engagements in which a battery of the 6th 
     Artillery participated during the Insurrection.  The two fleurs-de-lis 
     denote service in France during World War I.  
     The crest is taken from that of the Coast Defenses of San Francisco, 
     California, where the old regiment and the majority of its companies were 
     stationed.  The motto is indicative of the character of the bear and is 
     applicable to the personnel of the regiment in the performance of duty.
     Distinctive Insignia
     The distinctive insignia is the crest and motto of the coat of arms.


     LINEAGE AND HONORS


     Constituted 8 March 1898 in the Regular Army as the 6th Regiment of 
     Artillery. Organized 23 March 1898 at Fort McHenry, Maryland.  Regiment 
     broken up 13 February and its elements reorganized and redesignated as 
     separate numbered companies and batteries of Artillery Corps.  
     Reconstituted 1 July 1924 in the Regular Army as the 6th Coast Artillery 
     and partially organized with Headquarters at Fort Winfield Scott, 
     California.  (1st and 2nd Battalions activated 1 July 1939 at Fort 
     Winfield Scott, California; 3rd Battalion activated 2 June 1941 at Fort 
     Winfield Scott, California; 4th Battalion activated 15 June 1941 at Fort 
     Funston, California.) Regiment broken up 18 October 1944 and its elements 
     reorganized and redesignated as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters 
     Battery disbanded at Fort Baker, California.  1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th 
     Battalions reorganized and redesignated as the 6th, 172nd, 173rd and 174th 
     Coast Artillery Battalions, respectively. 
     After 18 October 1944, the above units underwent changes as follows: 
     Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6th coast Artillery, reconstituted 
     28 June 1950 in the Regular Army, concurrently consolidated with 
     Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Group 
     (see Annex 1), and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and 
     Headquarters Battery, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery group.  Activated 1 
     February 1952 at Fort Bliss, Texas.   Redesignated 20 March 1958 as 
     Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6th Artillery Group.  Inactivated 1 
     September 1971 at Fort Bliss, Texas.
     6th Coast Artillery Battalion disbanded 15 September 1945 in California. 
     Reconstituted 28 June 1950 in the Regular army and redesignated as the 6th 
     Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion.   Redesignated 4 October 1950 as the 6th 
     Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, assigned to the 6th 
     Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Ord, California, and relieved 
     from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division.
     172nd Coast Artillery Battalion disbanded 15 September 1945 in California.  
     Reconstituted 28 June 1950 in the Regular Army and concurrently 
     consolidated with the 25th Antiaircraft Artillery automatic Weapons 
     battalion (active) (see Annex 2), and consolidated unit designated as the 
     25th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, an element of the 
     25th Infantry Division.  Inactivated 10 November 1951 in Korea and 
     relieved from assignment to the 25th Infantry Division.  Redesignated 19 
     November 1952 as the 25th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion.  Redesignated 
     5 December 1957 as the 25th Antiaircraft Artillery Missile Battalion.  
     Inactivated 1 September 1958 in Germany.
     173rd Coast Artillery Battalion disbanded 15 September 1945 at Fort Miley, 
     California. Reconstituted 28 June 1950 in the Regular Army and 
     redesignated as the 45th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion.  Redesignated 9 
     March 1951 as the 45th Antiaircraft Artillery Gun Battalion.  Activated 19 
     March 1951 at Fort Bliss, Texas.  Redesignated 1 October 1953 as the 45th 
     antiaircraft Artillery Battalion.  Redesignated 1 November 1957 as the 
     45th Antiaircraft Artillery Missile Battalion.  Inactivated 1 September 
     1958 in Germany.
     174th Coast Artillery Battalion disbanded 15 September 1945 in California.  
     Reconstituted 28 June 1950 in the Regular Arm and redesignated as the 53rd 
     Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion.  Redesignated 21 April as the 53rd 
     Antiaircraft Artillery gun Battalion.  Activated 5 May 1952 in Japan.  
     Inactivated 24 June 1955 in Japan.  Redesignated 6 October 1955 as the 
     53rd Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion.  Activated 15 November 1955 at Fort 
     Bliss, Texas. Inactivated 25 March 1957 at Fort Bliss, Texas.
     6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion; 25th and 45th 
     Antiaircraft Artillery Missile battalions, 53rd Antiaircraft Artillery 
     battalion; and the 6th Armored field Artillery Battalion (organized in 
     1907) consolidated, reorganized and redesignated 1 September 1963 as the 
     6th Artillery, a parent regiment under the Combat Arms Regimental System. 
     6th Artillery (less former 6th Armored field Artillery battalion) 
     consolidated 1 September 1971 with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 
     6th Artillery Group, and consolidated unit reorganized and redesignated as 
     the 6th Air Defense Artillery, a parent regiment under the combat Arms 
     Regimental System (former 6th Armored field Artillery Battalion 
     concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 6th Field Artillery — 
     hereafter, separate lineage).  Withdrawn 16 June 1987 from the Combat Arms 
     Regimental System, reorganized under the United States Army Regimental 
     System and transferred to the United States Army Training and Doctrine 
     Command with Headquarters at Fort Bliss, Texas.
     Annex 1
     Constituted 5 August 1942 in the Army of the United States as Headquarters 
     and Headquarters Battery, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons 
     Group.  Activated 21 August 1942 at Camp Haan, California.  Redesignated 
     26 May 1943 as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 6th Antiaircraft 
     Artillery Group.  Inactivated 10 December 1945 at Manila, Philippine 
     Islands.
     Annex 2
     Constituted 8 February 1943 in the Army of the United States as the 778th 
     Coast Artillery Battalion.  Activated 10 March 1943 at Cam Haan, 
     California.  Redesignated 1 May 1943 as the 778th Antiaircraft Artillery 
     Automatic Weapons Battalion.  Inactivated 1 May 1946 at Camp Kilmer, New 
     Jersey.  Redesignated 13 October 1948 as the 25th Antiaircraft Artillery 
     automatic Weapons battalion and allotted to the Regular Army.  Assigned 20 
     March 1949 to the 25th Infantry Division and activated in Japan.
     CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT
     PHILIPPINE INSURRECTION
     Streamer without inscription
     WORLD WAR II
     Rhineland 1944-1945
      Ardennes-Alsace 1944-1945
      Central Europe 1945New guinea 1943-1944
      Bismark Archipelago 1943-1944
      Luzon 1944-1945
     VIETNAM
     Vietnam Defense 1965
      Vietnam Counteroffensive 1965-1966
      Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase II 1966-1967
      Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase III, 1967-1968
      Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase IV, 1968Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase 
     V, 1968
      Vietnam Counteroffensive, Phase VI, 1968-1969
      Tet 69/Counteroffensive, 1969
      Vietnam summer-Fall 1969
      Vietnam Winter-Spring 1970


     DECORATIONS
     Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966
     Meritorious Unit Commendation (Army), Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 
     1967-1968
     Philippine Presidential Unit Citation, Streamer embroidered 17 OCTOBER 
     1944 TO JULY 1945

Lorin Peck — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peckumups (talkcontribs) 14:07, 6 January 2014 (UTC)

1986[edit]

I was assigned to attend school at Fort Bliss, TX Aug of 1986. I was assigned to 6/2 ADA at that time. After Graduating I was assigned to 6/3 ADA with was a regular active duty unit. About a year or so later I was transferred to 6/1 ADA for test and evaluation duty of the Avenger fire unit. Bottom line the 6th was a unit in 1986 at least. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Peckumups (talkcontribs) 13:53, 6 January 2014 (UTC)