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20 Year Desert Storm Reunion

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  • By Staff Sergeant George Thomas
  • 164th Airlift Wing Public Affairs
The 164th Airlift Wing has participated in countless operations including Operation Just Cause, Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm. It has also been involved in humanitarian efforts in Panama, Haiti, Rwanda and Somalia, and has responded to several hurricane relief efforts.

On December 4th, 2010, the 164th Aerial Port Squadron held a 20 year reunion for its past members who deployed in support of Operation Desert Storm. This was a chance for members both past and present to get back together and relive past events as well as meet new members of the Unit.

The 164th Aerial port Squadron was activated on November 27th, 1990 during the Persian Gulf War. The unit was one of only two Guard Aerial Port Units activated by a presidential call-up and deployed to the Persian-Gulf War. After arriving in theatre on December 2nd, 1990, unit members were separated and utilized at 4 different locations: Thurmrait, Oman; King Fahd, Saudi Arabia; King Khalid Military City (KKMC), Saudi Arabia ad Al Karjs, Saudi Arabia (aka PSAB).

After a long and difficult six months, the unit's members were reunited and returned home. Unit members recieved numerous awards in recognition of their contributions.

Since the last reunion held for this squadron in 2000, they have participated in several other deployments to Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan and Qatar.