The 205th Military Intelligence Brigade
The 205th Military Intelligence Brigade and its three battalions have a proud and distinguished history dating back to World War II. The Brigade has been in a continuous active service since 1944. The Brigade was constituted on 12 July 1944 in the Army of the United States as the 205th Counter Intelligence Corps Detachment. It was allotted to the Regular Army on 6 October 1950. The unit served during World War II in Northern France, the Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace and Central Europe. It was reorganized and redesignated as the 205th Military Intelligence Detachment on 25 June 1958.
In Vietnam, the 205th took part in the Tet Offensive; the Tet 69/Counteroffensive; and the Summer-Fall Campaign of 1969. In October 1983, the Detachment was consolidated with Headquarters, 135th Military Intelligence Group and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 205th Military Intelligence Group. On 16 October 1985, the 205th MI Group was redesignated the 205th Military Intelligence Brigade.
More than two thirds of the Brigade deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with Task Force Eagle in December of 1995, redeploying to Germany in November of 1996. The Brigade continues to provide intelligence support to V Corps, and to the ongoing Joint and Combined Operations in the Balkans, from principal operating bases in Germany and Italy.

Campaign Participation
World War II
  • Northern France
  • Rhineland
  • Ardennes - Alsace
  • Central Europe
  • Counter Offensive, Phase II
  • Counter Offensive, Phase III
  • Tet Counter Offensive
  • Counter Offensive, Phase IV
  • Counter Offensive, Phase V
  • Counter Offensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69 / Counter Offensive
  • Summer - Fall Campaign 1969

Subordinate Units: HHD 1st MI Bn 165 MI Bn 302 MI Bn (See Below)

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Subordinate Units:
1st MI Bn
165 MI Bn
302 MI Bn
(See Below)


1st Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation)


The 1st Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) conducts aerial signals intelligence operations in support of the 205th MI Brigade and V Corps, and rapidly deploys tailored intelligence packages to support stability and conventional operations.

Bravo Company, the aerial electronic warfare company, provides signals intelligence collection, analysis, processing and reporting using Guardrail systems. The Headquarters, Headquarters and Service (HHS) Company provides command and control of assigned and attached elements. It also provides consolidated logistics support for the battalion
The 1st Military Intelligence Battalion traces its history to the period of rapid expansion of U.S. Army Aviation. The unit was activated on 1 February 1957 at Fort Polk, Louisiana, as the 1st Aerial Reconnaissance Support Battalion. Following its redesignation as the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion in 1962, the Battalion deployed to the Republic of Vietnam on 1 December 1965 and was in continuous combat service until 30 April 1972.
Deactivated following its return from Vietnam, the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion began a phased reactivation in 1983 in an attached status to VII U.S. Corps. Its separate companies moved from VII to V Corps between 1983 and 1986. The 1st Military Intelligence Battalion became V Corps' Aerial Exploitation Battalion on 16 June 1986.
On 15 January 1991, elements of the 1st Military Intelligence Battalion deployed to Southwest Asia as part of the multinational force conducting Operation Desert Shield/Storm, returning on 10 April 1991. The unit was one of the first units to deploy in support of Operation Joint Endeavor in December 1995

The 1st MI Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) was activated on 1 February 1957 as the 1st Air Reconnaissance Support Battalion at Fort Polk, Louisiana. In March 1962, the Army reorganized and redesignated it as the 1st MI Battalion, Aerial Exploitation Support, Field Army. The battalion deployed to the Republic of Vietnam in December 1965, and upon its return in April 1972, it was deactivated until 1983, when it began a phased reactivation and officially reactivated on 14 January 1984. Upon reactivation as the 1st MI Battalion, the Army attached it to VII Corps; on 16 June 1986, the 1st MI Battalion became V Corps’ AE battalion.
Component companies of the 1st MI Battalion (AE) have seen service during the Cuban Missile Crisis in 1962, the Dominican Republic from 1965 to 1966, Republic of Vietnam from 1965 to 1972, Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM from 1990 to 1991 and Operations JOINT ENDEAVOR, JOINT GUARD, JOINT FORGE, ALLIED FORCE and JOINT GUARDIAN in the Balkans Region since 1995.
In December 1995, the battalion deployed in support of Operation JOINT ENDEAVOR as part of Task Force Eagle to Taszar, Hungary, and began flying missions over Croatia and Bonsia-Herzegovina only three days after arriving in Hungary. The battalion remained fully deployed until December 1996, after which it reconfigured for split-based operations. From December 1996 until March 1999, a rotational one-third of the battalion forward-deployed in support of Operations JOINT ENDEAVOR, JOINT GUARD and JOINT FORGE. In March 1999, the battalion deployed its operational elements to Italy in support of Operation ALLIED FORCE. In December 1999, the battalion once again reconfigured itself by redeploying the Integrated Processing Facility (IPF) back to Mainz-Finthen, Germany. Today, the battalion continues to support Operation JOINT GUARDIAN by conducting split-based operations between Central Region and Italy.
To date, the battalion has had elements continually deployed for more than 1500 days and has flown more than 3000 mission sorties (222 combat mission sorties) supporting U.S. and Allied Forces in the Balkans. Because of the battalion’s accomplishments while deployed, the Army Aviation Association of America (AAAA) has selected the 1st MI Battalion as the Fixed-Wing Unit of the Year for 1997, 1998 and 1999

Welcome Letter

Welcome to the Wiesbaden Community and 1st Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation). Before we begin telling you about what to expect from your tour in the 1st MI Battalion, let us tell you how you can help yourself while you are still there in the United States. First, send us a copy of your orders and flight itinerary as soon as you get them. The FAX number is DSN: (314) 337-5213 or 011-49-611-705-5213. Make sure that you put CPT Degand's name (the battalion Adjutant) on the fax so that the S1 personnel know who to give it to. Faxing your orders and flight itinerary to us is the most important thing you can do for yourself. Doing so will allow us to get you a mail box, get your name on the housing list, tell us if you are traveling deferred or concurrent, tell us at which airport to meet you, reserve you a hotel room and expedite your in processing at the replacement center. Here are some pictures of our single enlisted housing on the airfield.
We also need to know if you are bringing a pet with you. Some of the hotels here do not allow animals in the rooms. If you are bringing a pet, make sure you go to your veterinarian and get the correct paperwork for bringing your pet to Germany. The on-post animal care facility will know which papers you need. Because the papers are only good for between 10 and 20 days, you will need to carefully plan your visit to the vet.
The Wiesbaden Military Community consists of four housing areas, a shopping complex and Wiesbaden Army Air Field (WAAF). Because of the geographic layout of the community and limited bus schedule, a Privately Owned Vehicle (POV) is essential. If you are able to do so, ship your vehicle from the United States early. Once you put it on the ship, it will take 30-45 days to get here. It’s not at all uncommon for vehicles to arrive earlier than that.
The high temperature for Wiesbaden in August is typically about 76 degrees Fahrenheit, but this summer is expected to be warmer than summers usually are here, so pack appropriate clothes and bedding in your hold baggage along with a few sets of BDUs, boots, and other essential items.
A great web site for you to visit right now is It has all sorts of information about the 221st Base Support Battalion of which our unit is a part, and the Wiesbaden Community.
Additionally, before you leave for Germany, you may want to get a Passport for everyone in your family. You are not required to have one for Germany, but some countries in Europe require you to have a passport before you can visit them.
Your First day in Germany will be a busy one. The flight time from the east coast of the United States to Frankfurt, Germany is approximately eight hours; because Central European Time (CET) is six hours ahead of Day Light Savings Time (DLST), you will arrive at Frankfurt International Airport between 0700 and 0900 (CET).
After your plane lands and taxis to the gate, you will deplane, go to the baggage claim, and reclaim your luggage, as well as clear customs and immigration. That whole process will take about 45 minutes to 1 hour. After processing through those stations, you will walk through the terminal door that leads to the main airport terminal. As you exit the door, you will see either myself, or a 1st MI soldier, holding a sign with your name on it; go to them and introduce yourself. They will escort you out of the airport and to a Government Owned Vehicle (GOV). We will drive you to the in-processing station on Rhein-Main Air Force Base (AFB) where you will start to in process United States Army Europe (USAEUR) and V Corps. If you require any type of child car seat, etc, please let me know and I’ll make sure that I have one available that day.
When you are done at Rhein-Main AFB, we will drive you to Wiesbaden Army Air Field (WAAF) Welcome Center. That is where you will in process the Wiesbaden Military Community. During this phase of your in processing, you will complete your DD form 1351-2 (Travel Voucher), DA form 348 (Equipment Operators Qualification Record), and Change of Address Cards. You will also receive a briefing, receive an in processing schedule for the next two weeks, receive a statement of non-availability for meals, and turn in your DA form 31 (leave form) and copies of your orders. All of this should take until approximately 1430 hours. Once the paperwork is complete, the Welcome Center personnel will release you until approximately 0730 the next workday.
We will then take you from the Welcome Center on WAAF to your hotel. By now, your and your family will be tired and want to sleep. As you check in to the hotel, ask the receptionist what time the shuttle bus leaves in the morning to go to WAAF. Relax and enjoy your night but do not forget to leave a wake up call with the front desk.
That next duty day, take the shuttle bus from the hotel to WAAF Welcome center. For the next two weeks, you will attend classes in the “School of Standards.” As part of the school, you will meet with housing and transportation, attend a German head start class, take your USAREUR driver’s training test and complete all other in processing requirements for the community and unit.
Housing questions are probably foremost on your mind. If you have access to the Internet, look at which has a lot of information that you will find useful.
Wiesbaden has five housing areas; they are Aukamm, Hainerberg, Crestview, Mainz-Kastel, and WAAF. There are too many different types of floor plans to explain them all to you in this letter, but you can bet on a ceiling height of about 9 feet, and approximately 1200 to 1400 square feet of hardwood floor space for a 4 bedroom. Moreover, each four-bed room unit typically has two bathrooms, a combined living room/dining room area and a storage room in either the basement or the attic. There are no dishwashers in most of the quarters, and there are no garbage disposals in any of them.
Washing machines and dryers are located in the basement of the building and are usually on some kind of time-share agreement arranged by the people who live there. For example, in your building, your day to do laundry could be Tuesdays and Saturdays. You will also share clean up responsibilities for the stairwell you will live. Usually, these responsibilities include lawn cutting, stairwell and laundry room cleaning, snow removal, and common area clean up. Twice a year the whole Wiesbaden Community sets a side one week to do either fall or spring clean up on post and in the housing areas. On the day that the clean up focuses on housing, your place of duty is your quarters.
The 221st BSB is in the process of renovating all of the quarters in the Wiesbaden community. What that means is that they are getting new cabinets, counter tops, dishwashers, and 110-volt, 60 cycle power outlets. Units that are not renovated have power outlets that are 220 Volt, 50 cycles. To operate 110-volt appliances, you will need transformers that will convert the power from 220 to 110 volts.
The PX sells transformers for approximately $50.00 to $75.00. The thrift store also sells transformers when they get them, but they move quickly and there is sometimes a list to buy them. Occasionally you can also buy them for a low price at yard sales. The bottom line on transformers is that people are coming and going from Wiesbaden all the time; one can almost always find a good price for transforms.
DoDs Schools are available in Wiesbaden for children from Kindergarten to 12th Grade. Last year our schools rated slightly higher than average when compared to other DoDs Europe schools. You will be able to register when you get here if you have children. Both the High School and the Middle School have a Band if your children are interested in playing a musical instrument, but only the high school offers a sports program. Team sports below the high school level are available through Youth Services.
Meal tickets for your children’s lunches cost $19.50 for a book of 20. If you prefer, your children can take their lunch with them, or come home for lunch instead of using the meal tickets. Some of the children who attend middle school walk either to the commissary or to the food court where there is a Popeye’s chicken, Burger King, Subway, Taco Bell, Anthony’s Pizza, and Baskin Robins Ice cream shop and eat their lunch there.
Aukamm housing area is approximately a 20-minute car ride from WAAF, but can occasionally take longer due to traffic. Aukamm has its own elementary school and approximately 200 children from kindergarten to 5th grade go to school there. Junior high school and high school age students ride a bus from Aukamm to Hainerberg housing area (approximately 5 minutes away), to attend school. The 221st BSB recently built a number of playgrounds for the younger children in Aukamm. These new playgrounds have such amenities as slides, swings, jungle gyms, basketball hoops and other outdoor recreational equipment. In addition to the playgrounds, there are also several open spaces where the children can play. The BSB has only been able to renovate about 25% of the quarters in Aukamm, so many of them still have 1950’s style kitchen cabinets and counter tops and the 220 volt power outlets.
Hainerberg is the largest housing area in Wiesbaden. It has a PX, 24-hour shopette, self-help store, Movie Theater, barbershop, book store, food court, bank, laundry mat, cable office, florist, commissary, and chapel. Hainerberg has a number of renovated four bedroom quarters and some four-bed room units that are not renovated. Hainerberg also has an elementary school where all elementary aged children, except those in Aukamm, go to school. All Junior High School and High School students in the Wiesbaden community also go to school in Hainerberg.
Crestview is probably the smallest housing area in the Wiesbaden community, there are no schools or stores on it, but it is located about 3/4 of a mile from the Hainerberg shopping center. Parking is sometimes a problem and the quarters are small but the balconies are big, and some of the units have 110-volt power outlets in the kitchen.
Mainz-Kastel housing area has the largest floor plans of any of the four-bedroom units in Wiesbaden. It is restricted to Majors and Sergeants. Mainz-Kastel is also where you will pick up your POV, register your vehicle and have it inspected.
Mainz-Kastel Station is located near by to Mainz-Kastel housing and has a gas station, a shopette, a Burger King, a sandwich shop, the Power Zone, the Auto Zone, the Auto craft shop, a car wash, an auto rental shop, a car dealership, a toy store, four seasons out door store, an antiques shop, a sports store, a furniture store, an eye glasses shop, and a few other stores and shops on it. What it does not have is housing. Still, it is good to know where these stores are located.
Wiesbaden Army Air Field is home to most of the single soldiers in the community, but they do also have a few sets of quarters for families. It has a shopette, a bowling alley, and a small food court with a Gyro shop, a donut shop, an American eatery, Anthony’s pizza, and a Chinese food counter. The buildings look like the ones on the website I mentioned earlier. Probably the best thing about living on WAAF is the proximity to the headquarters. If you choose to live on WAAF, you will be able to walk to work in less than 10 minutes. Because it is a closed post, it is also worth mentioning that security on WAAF is probably better than anywhere else in Wiesbaden. Having said that though, there is not a lot of crime in this area.
The Troop Medical Clinic (TMC) is also located on WAAF. It provides very basic care such as sick call and treatment of minor ailments or injuries of family members. Medical emergencies that occur after the clinic closes and major medical procedures are handled at the Wiesbaden Stadt Clinic. The Stadt Clinic is a fully staffed hospital with everything you would expect to see in a modern hospital in the United States. Once you sign for your quarters, it is a good idea to practice driving to the Stadt Clinic from your home a few times so that you can quickly find it in an emergency.
In some instances, the doctors at the TMC might refer you to Landstuhl military hospital instead of the Stadt Clinic for medical care. Landstuhl is also a fully staffed hospital and is located about 90 kilometers south of Wiesbaden near Kaiserslautern and Ramstein Air Force Base. It is the largest U.S. Military Hospital in Germany.
When you sign for your quarters, it will all ready have some furniture in it. Here in Germany, the government provides you with temporary furniture until you choose to turn it back in to them or until you PCS. Usually, there is a bed and dresser in each bedroom, a dining room table with chairs, and possibly some other small items such as curtains. You can request more furniture, or turn in any items you do not want.
If you forgot to put bed linen in your hold baggage, there is a lending closet in Hainerberg that you can borrow things like pots, pans, toasters, flat ware, and bedding from. Of course, you could also buy the things you need at the PX or on the Germany economy if you prefer.
Deutches Telecom provides local telephone services here in Germany, and for long distance connections, there is a whole laundry list of service providers available including AT&T, SPRINT and some others. When you in process, housing will give you a paper with the name of the person who occupied your quarters before you on it. That is an important piece of paper because the telephone company lists the phone lines by the name of the person paying the bill. Deutches Telecom will use the paper you give them to identify what phone line you want them to activate.
On your way back from the telephone office, stop by the Power Zone in Mainz-Kastel and ask the sales clerk for a telephone converter for you phone jack and a cable television adapter for your cable connection. In Germany, both of these systems use a different connector then we use in the United States and you cannot connect your equipment to the wall outlet without them.
While at the Power Zone, if you want you can stop by the TKS cable office and sign up to receive cable. The prices vary based on the package that you want but on average, cable cost most soldiers about $25.00 a month. There is not a big selection of channels to choose from, but they do have CNN, CNBC, EURO SPORT, MTV, Cartoon network, SKY TV, 4 AFN channels and a few other channels. Cable service typically begins the day after you sign the contract.
In addition to cable and telephone services, there are also a few different Internet providers and cellular phone companies available to you here in Wiesbaden. Naturally, prices vary widely depending on what your needs are for the two different services.
When the transportation office notifies you that your car is ready for delivery, you will need to go to Mainz-Kastel. The first things you need to do are register the car and have it inspected. The procedure will consume most of the morning and will cost $15.00. The only authorized method of payment is by check, so be sure you have one when you pick up your car. Additionally, it is a German law that you have to have a warning triangle and a first-aid kit in your car. If you do not have these two items, your car will not pass inspection. Fortunately, they sell both of those things at the Auto Zone in Mainz-Kastel. You can buy them when you go there to get your telephone connector. The Provost Marshal allows each family to have two registered Motor Vehicles at a time in Germany. Therefore, if you want one, you can buy a second car while you are here. Dependable second hand vehicle are abundant and you can get a good used BMW for about $2,000.00. There is also an AAFES car dealership in Mainz-Kastel if you want to buy a new American car.
Gas in Germany is about twice as expensive as it is in the United States but we have one AAFES gas station on Mainz-Kastel and another at the 24-hour shoppette in Hainerberg that charge stateside prices for gasoline. In addition to those two gas stations, you can also purchase gas coupons that are redeemable at Esso stations and Autobahn BP stations in Germany. AAFES sells the gas coupons in 5-liter increments for about 50 cents per liter.
The Child Development Center (CDC) on WAAF is the only CDC for Wiesbaden and has a long waiting list. Portions of the children who cannot get into Day care are looked after by Child Care Providers who are certified by the Red Cross. Unfortunately, we only have enough Child care providers and room at the CDC for about 40% of the people who need those services. This is a problem that the 221st BSB commander is aware of, and trying to fix.
Church Services occur at either of two chapels in the community either at Hainerberg in the large chapel, or on WAAF. Church groups are very active here. Each year they have a Christmas festival of music, a living nativity, summer church camp, Protestant and Catholic Men and Women of the Chapel organizations, Choirs, youth outreach programs, religious retreats, and an assortment of other things.
The Wiesbaden community celebrates Catholic Mass each Sunday at 0900 hours. It is lead by Father Arnoldt. The congregation is approximately 200 strong. In addition, Catholic-religious education is offered Sundays at 1045 at the Wiesbaden Middle School.
There are two different times and locations for Protestant services and the congregations range in size from approximately 100 to 400. Chaplain Engle, the 205th MI BDE chaplain, often is involved with the protestant service on Sunday morning at 1100 hours in the Hainerberg chapel. The other protestant service is at 1000 hours Sunday morning at the WAAF chapel. Lutheran service is held at the WAAF Chapel Sundays at 1700 hours, and Gospel Service is held at the WAAF Chapel Sundays at 1830 hours. There is also a Jewish service held Friday night at 1930 in Heidelberg. Muslim services are also in Heidelberg on Fridays.
The Youth Services program here in Germany is very active. It includes basketball, baseball, drama, Boy scouts, Girl scouts, Swim team, and a whole host of other activities. Basically, if your children are involved in any extracurricular activities in the United States, they will have an opportunity to do it here as part of the Youth Service program.
Germany has many of the same chain stores that are in the United States. For example, there is a McDonalds, KFC, and Wal-Mart in Wiesbaden. Hornbach, in Mainz-Kastel, is a German store that is similar to Home Depot back in the United States. The Groso is a big supermarket in down town Wiesbaden where you can buy German foods at very good prices. It is similar to a Wal-Mart super store. The Verkauf is a multi-floored department store that sells everything from clothes to furniture. You can save 17% off your purchases at just about any store in Germany if you get a tax-exempt form from the 221st BSB headquarters before you go. The tax-exempt form cost $4.00 so if you buy something for less than 47 marks, it is not worth buying the tax-exempt form. (The Mark rate is 2.00 to the dollar.)
There is at least one Bakery in walking distance to virtually every neighborhood in Germany. German breads, rolls and Danish pastries are all inexpensive and delicious.
For the children. There are two Zoos close to Wiesbaden; the larger of the two is in Frankfurt and takes about 35 minutes by POV. Opel Zoo is closer. Driving there in a POV takes about 20 minutes. The elementary age children go to the Opel Zoo once a year for a field trip. Both of these Zoos are very nice. The animals are all well cared for and the grounds are kept clean.
Aside from Zoos, there are a number of different amusement parks in the area. In fact, Holiday Park is about 45 minutes away by POV and is similar to a smaller version of Six Flags amusement parks in the states. Europa-Park is about 1hour and 20 minutes away and is a massive amusement park. Think of it as a super-sized Six Flags. Euro-Disney is just outside of Paris and takes 4 1/2 hours to drive to in a POV.
In the winter, some of the best skiing and snowboarding in the world is only a short drive away in the Austrian and Swiss Alps. AFRC will rent you ski equipment and set you up with classes if you want to take them.
You can travel to virtually every country in Europe as part of a USO tour. The USO here is the most active I have seen anywhere in the world.
Weather in Germany is similar to the weather in New England. The statistics I have listed below are based on a 20-year study of the area and were taken from the Air Force’s Records.
In the Spring (APR-JUN), the average temperatures typically range from 41 to 69 degrees Fahrenheit, with extreme temperatures possible between 24 and 96 degrees. As I write this letter to you, it is about 75 degrees Fahrenheit outside. Sunrise occurs as early as 0418 hrs; and sets as late as 2040 hours (summer solstice). Winds are typically out of the North or East at about six to eight knots and rain occurs between 12 and 14 days out of each month for a total average springtime accumulation of 7.1 inches.
In the Summer (JUL-SEP), the average temperatures are between 58 and 76 degrees Fahrenheit with extreme possible temperatures between 41 and 99 degrees Fahrenheit. Sunrise occurs as early as 0423 hours and sets as late as 2040 hours. Winds are typically out of the west or southwest at 6 or 7 knots. On average, it rains 13 days each month and total accumulations are usually 6.9 inches.
Fall (OCT-DEC) is the most inhospitable season in Germany for weather. Average daily temperatures for this season range from a low of 35 degrees Fahrenheit to a high temperature of 57 degrees Fahrenheit. Extreme temperature ranges are from 3 degrees Fahrenheit to 79 degrees Fahrenheit. Winds are westerly at 9 knots, but could gust to as high as 54 knots. It rains 15 days and snows two out of each month. When it is not raining or snowing, it is overcast. The total average accumulation of rain during this season is 6.5 inches; snowfall accumulates to an average of 5.1 inches but usually melts within a day or two. The sun rises as late as 0723 hours and sets as early as 1527 hours (Winter Solstice). Low temperatures, rain or snow, blustery winds, and little sunlight typify this season. It is a good time of year to plan a ski trip to the Alps, or a trip to one of the Mediterranean beaches.
In the Winter (JAN-MAR), rain or snow occurs most frequently, but the good news is that the days are getting longer again. Temperature ranges are from 33 degrees Fahrenheit to 49 degrees Fahrenheit with extreme possible temperatures of –3 degrees Fahrenheit to 77 degrees Fahrenheit. Winds are usually easterly at 5 to 7 knots and rainfall amounts to a monthly average of 1.6 inches. However, snow averages a total of 3 inches per month. Sunrises can occur as early as 0604 and set as late as 1750.

165 MI Bn

The 165th Military Intelligence Battalion was originally activated as the 165th Military Intelligence Detachment in Japan on 18 October 1951.The unit deployed to Germany in 1962 and has been providing continuous intelligence support to units in the State of Hessen since then. In July 1972, it was redesignated as the 165th Military Intelligence Battalions part of the 66th MI Group. The Battalion was reorganized into its current configuration as a Tactical Exploitation Battalion on 16 April 1984. E Company, 51st Infantry was activated and attached to the 165th Military Intelligence Battalion a V Corps’ Long Range Surveillance Company on 16 September 1986 and permanently assigned to the 165th Military Intelligence Battalion in October 1988. Most recently, the 165th Military Intelligence Battalion deployed to Bosnia in support of Operation Joint Endeavor from December 1995 to November 1996. The Battalion was presented with the Army Superior Unit Award and the National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation as a result of the support it provided to deployed forces during this period

302 MI Bn

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