2nd Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division: Operation Iraqi Freedom
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Operation Iraqi Freedom
1st Battalion 107th Cavalry Regiment
2nd Squadron 107th Cavalry
1st Battalion 107th Field Artillery
In December 2003 the 1st Battalion 107th FA was activated and received Military Police training at Fort Dix, New Jersey. Following a month of training, the soldiers of the 107th where deployed to Iraq for Operation Iraqi Freedom. The different batteries where dispersed throughout Iraq serving as MPs. The members of the 107th returned home in February 2005.C Battery saw action in Fallujah during Operation Valiant Resolve in the spring campaign. Members of C Battery also saw combat in the area surrounding Camp Anaconda and Abu Ghraib, a military prison. Another contingent provided security for Ambassador Paul Bremer and other high-ranking State Department officials at Coalition HQ.
Members of A Battery with attachments from Headquarters Battery were provisionally renamed Alpha Company 107th Military Police and deployed to Mosul, Iraq. Alpha Company was assigned to I Corps Task Force Olympia from Ft Lewis, WA. 1st Platoon, located on LSA Diamondback, finished construction of the military detention facility and continued to run ituntil re-deployment. 2nd Platoon provided external base security for the detention facility, a quick reaction force for the company and an additional security detachment for top military officials in Iraq including the Task Force Olympia's Commanding General, Deputy Commander, Provost Marshal and various VIPs at Camp Freedom. 3rd Platoon conducted Military Police combat operations with the 3rdSBCT, 2nd Infantry Division, as well as security missions for the Iraqi National Guard, Iraqi police forces, and other coalition provisional governmental organizations in Mosul. Alpha Company also provided logistic support and additional convoy and unit security for separate units with no local higher headquarters including the 330th MP Company L&O, CID detachment and soldiers from the 3rdplatoon of the 293d MP Company which was briefly attached. The Company served from February 2004 to February 2005.
2nd Battalion 103rd Armor
1st Battalion 103rd Armor
In June 2004, the 1st Battalion, 103rd Armor was activated at Fort Bliss, Texas and deployed to Iraq in November in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. This marked the first deployment of a 28th ID combat battalion to a war zone since World War II. The battalion, now designated as a Task Force Task Force DRAGOON, was stationed at Forward Operating BaseSummerall, near Bayji. Attached initially to the 2nd Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, and then the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, the 800 man TF 1–103rd Armor, commanded by LTC Philip J. Logan, engaged in combat operations for 12 months before redeploying to the United States in November 2005. Thirteen soldiers from TF Dragoon were killed in action during combat operations in Salah Ad DinProvince, a heavily Sunni Muslim area in the north part of the "Sunni Triangle".Task Force 1–103rd Armor Dragoons
2nd Brigade Combat Team
2/28 BCT operations resulted in: 1 Millions of dollars of humanitarian assistance projects were completed 2Over 3,000 insurgents and terrorists detained or killed 3Successful referendum election in October 2005 and successful general election in December 2005 4 Approximately 5,000 Iraqi soldiers trained and integrated into all operations. This includedtransitioning area of operations to Iraqi brigades and battalions. 5Hundreds of tons of explosives, ammunition, and weapons seized from insurgent caches 6 over 1,000 young men of Ramadi recruited into the Iraqi Police 7 Coalition force and Iraqi Army outposts established and areas controlled that had formerly been insurgent strongholds 8 Over 1,100 roadside bombs discovered before they could beused against civilians, Iraqi government officials, or coalition forces and Iraqi soldiers.
2/28 BCT was awarded the Naval Unit Commendation as part of the I Marine Expeditionary Force Forward for the period of 28 February 2006 until transition of authority to 1st Armored Division.2nd Brigade – OIF Composition
56th Stryker Brigade Combat Team56th Stryker Brigade – OIF Composition
Combat Aviation Brigade 28th Infantry DivisionCAB – OIF Composition
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