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Subject = UNIT HISTORY OPERATION DESERT SHIELD 9 APR 91 Parent Organization = ARCENT Unit = VII CORPS Folder Title = SUBORDINATE COMMAND HISTORICAL REPORTS-2D COSCOM-332D MED--341ST MED-316TH MED Document Number = 2 Box ID = BX000308 --HEADQUARTERS Medi6cil,. Detachmenlt- -,@ll APO-NY 09698 9 April 1991 MEMORANDUM THRU Commander, 217th Medical Battalion, APO NY 09698 FOR: Commander, 341st Medical Group, APO NY 09698 SUBJECT: Unit History, Operation Desert Shield/Storm 1. 23 November 1990 - Unit notified byheadquarters, 30th Hospital Center of "Grazing Herd" alert. 2. 24 November 1990 - Essential unit personnel ordered to active duty to. prepare unit for mobilization. 3. 29 November 1990 - Unit is mobilized. Preparations are completed for movement to mobilization station, Fort Knox, KY. 4. 1 December 1990 - Advance party departs from home station to mobilization station - Fort Knox, KY. 5. 2 December 1990 - Unit departs home station to Fort Knox, KY. unit spends Christmas and New Years at Fort Knox. Some families are able /visit for brief periods, but for the most part, this is a depressing and 41@onel@ holiday season- 6. 4 December 1990 - Unit begins 24 hour continuous operations. Designated Night Vision Goggle (NVG) aircrews begin proficiency and currency training. 7. 4 January 1991 - Unit departs Fort Knox through Standiford Field, Louisville, KY utilizing two Air Force C-SB aircraft to move the entire unit. S. 0100 hours, 6 January 1991 - Unit arrives at Daharan International Airport, Saudi Arabia. 9. 0500 hours, 6 January 1991 -,Unit is.bussed to temporary quarters in severely overcrowded warehouse buildings at the pott of Dammam, Saudi Arabia. Conditions are deplorable and very depressing. 10. 1300 hours, 6 January 1991 - Unit commander makes arrangements to move the entire unit to high rise apartments, called the MGM Grand, in Thugbah, a suburb of Daharan, and near the airfield where our aircraft are staged. While at MGM, Iraq launche's three Scud attacks, one of the first missiles is destroyed by a Patriot missile just above us as unit members watch. We spend several periods in MOPP level 4. 11. 7 January 1991 - Unable to obtain assistance from higher headquarters. the unit establishes liaison with elements of the XVI!Ith Airborne- Corps to omplish required in-country flight standardization and training.
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