Desert Shield/Desert Storm Basic Timeline
An Air Force sergeant became the first fatality of Operation Desert Shield when he was hit by a military truck in Saudi Arabia. August 22 - President George Bush issued an executive order authorizing the first call-up of Selected Reservists to active duty for 90 days.
Bush orders Operation Desert Shield - HISTORY
On this day in 1990, President George Herbert Walker Bush orders the organization of Operation Desert Shield in response to Iraq’s invasion of Kuwait on August 2.
Operation Desert Shield
SAN ANTONIO (AFNS), Aug. 6, 2010 - The day retired Gen. Charles A. Horner received the call 20 years ago that eventually launched Operation Desert Shield he was flying his F-16 Fighting Falcon, engaged in an air-to-air training mission near the North Carolina coast with two F-15 Eagles from Langley Air Force Base, Va.
Operation Desert Shield - Britannica.com
President Bush at once declared Operation Desert Shield and deployed the first of 200,000 American troops to the northern deserts of Saudi Arabia, augmented by British, French, and Saudi units and backed by naval and air forces. It was the largest American overseas operation since the Vietnam War, but its…
Gulf War - Wikipedia
Operation Desert Shield was the US operational name for the US buildup of forces and Saudi Arabia's defense from 2 August 1990, to 16 January 1991. Operation Desert Storm was the US name of the airland conflict from 17 January 1991, through 28 February 1991.
Operation Desert Shield - GlobalSecurity.org
Operation Desert Shield. In 1990, fellow Arab Gulf states refused to endorse Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein's plan to cut production and raise the price of oil, leaving him frustrated and paranoid.
Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM: Valorous Unit ...
Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 1st Brigade, 3d Armored Division distinguished themselves by gallantry in action during the period 10 January 1991 to 19 April 1991, in support of Operations DESERT SHIELD and DESERT STORM.
Operation Desert Shield - William S. Middleton Memorial ...
Operation Desert Shield started August 7, 1990 -- Thank you to the over 1200 Madison VA Hospital and Clinics Desert Storm Veterans for your service. Learn how a mission to defend Saudi Arabia turned into what we now know as
U.S. Department of Defense
A soldier holds an American flag on an aircraft over a baseball stadium - Staff Sgt. Kori Myers, 418th Flight Test Squadron load master, waves the American flag out of the back of a C-17 ...