108th Military Police Company (Airborne) (Air Assault)
108th Military Police Company (Air Assault)
The 108th Military Police Company (Airborne) (Air Assault) was first constituted as the 1389th Military Police Company on 27 October 1944. The Company was activated at the Military Police Center at Barksdale Field, Louisiana on 4 November 1944. The unit first saw action during World War II in the Indian-China-Burma Theater. After the end of the Second World War, the Company was inactivated on 27 December 1945 at Hijili Airbase, India.
On 27 September 1966, the Company was redesignated as the 108th Military Police Company and allotted to the Regular Army. The Company was activated on 25 November 1966 at Fort Polk, Louisiana and inactivated there on 25 June 1968.
On 1 November 1970, the 108th Military Police Company was reactivated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Duringt the 1980s, the Company deployed in support of both Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada in 1983, annual Bright Star Exercises in Egypt, and Operation Hawkeye in St. Croix.
On 1 April 1989, the 108th Military Police Company was designated as an air assault military police company for the XVIII Corps (Airborne). It was the only air assault military police company in the 503rd Military Police Battalion (Airborne). The Company deployed in support of Operation Just Cause in Panama in 1989-1990. Its subsequently participated in Operation Promote Liberty also in Panama.
The Company deployed in support of Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm in 1990-1991. The Company also participated in Operation Safe Harbor at Guantanimo Bay, Cuba in 1991. The Company deployed in support of operations to help the residents of Florida following Hurriance Andrew in 1992. The Company deployed to Haiti in support of Operation Uphold Democracy in 1994.
The 108th Military Police Company participated in Operation Joint Guard in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the late 1990s. It helped with the clean up after Hurricane Fran in 1996. In 1999, the Company deployed to Kosovo in support of Operation Joint Guardian II and supported operations dealing with Kosovo refugees as part of Operation Open Arms.
The 108th Military Police Company (Air Assault) entered a provisional airborne status on 1 October 1999 and was officially designated as an airborne military police company on 16 October 2000. The Company retained its air assault designation, making it the Army's only airborne and air assault military police company.
During Operation Enduring Freedom, the 108th Military Police Company was deployed as part of Task Force Rakkasan.
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