|8 NOV 90
||3AD ordered to participate
in Operation DESERT SHIELD under control of VII Corps.
|24 NOV 90 -
17 DEC 90
to SPOE: 57 trains, 200 barges, and wheel convoys move 3AD equipment
from bases in Germany to Rotterdam and Antwerp.
|6 DEC 90 -
7 FEB 91
SPOE to SPOD: 48 ships transport 3AD equipment from Antwerp and
Rotterdam to Jubayl and Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
|14 DEC 90 -
14 JAN 91
|Over 17,000 division
troops deploy from Rhein-Main, Ramstein, and Nuernberg airports
to King Fahd and Dharan airports of debarkation in Saudi Arabia.
|21 DEC 90
||Division Assault Command
Post becomes first division troops to move from Dammam to TAA
Henry - about a 400-mile move.
|13 JAN 91
||Division Advance Parties
arrive in TAA Henry.
|17 JAN 91
||D-Day: Air campaign
|20 JAN 91
||First MSE, 2d Brigade
begins arriving in TAA Henry.
|22 JAN 91
||Assault CP forward deploys
to FAA Butts.
|5 FEB 91
||HUMMEX I: Division movement
|9 FEB 91
||HUMMEX II: Division
movement and communication rehearsal. Last divisional attachment,
12 Eng Bn, closes in TAA Henry.
|15 FEB 91 -
17 FEB 91
|3AD conducts operational
move to FAA Butts and continues preparation for combat operations.
|24 FEB 91
|G-Day. 3AD attacks across
LD, following 2ACR in zone, in a column of Brigades - 2d Bde,
1st Bde, then 3d Bde. CAB on Division right flank.
|26 FEB 91
|Conducted forward passage
through 2ACR, 3AD continues the attack to destroy the Talwalkana
|28 FEB 91
|Temporary Cease Fire.
3AD attacked over 223 km through Iraq into Kuwait. Destroyed
3 Iraqi Armored/Mechanized Divisions - the 52d Armored Division,
the 17th Armored Division, and the Talwalkana Division of the
Republican Guards. 3AD captured 2,552 prisoners.
|1 MAR 91
||Division reverts to
Corps Reserve. Prepares for possible further combat operations.
|1 MAR 91
||3AD given mission to
protect, feed, and give mediacl aid to over 10,000 refugees in
area of Safwan, Iraq.
|MAR 91 -
along Northern Kuwait border with Iraq, as civil war is underway
in areas across border in Iraq. Defense and monitoring duties
transferred to U.N. in May.
|MAR 91 -
|3AD to plan, coordinate,
and execute air move of certain refugees from area of Safwan
to a safe haven in Saudi Arabia. In all, 8,376 refugees are relocated.
|8 MAR 91
||First 3AD troops redeploy
to Germany - a small contingent of 204 soldiers. Others to gradually
|MAY 91 -
to Germany continues, as missions allow.
|8 JUNE 91
||Battalion-size 3AD contingent marches
in the Desert Storm Victory Parade in Washington, D.C.
|25 JUNE 91
||400 Division troops
remain in Safwan and in Kuwait, to return to Germany in July.
|10 JULY 91
||3AD Victory Parade &
Ceremony held in Germany.