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Sep 17 - Sep 19, 2020: 504th Military Police Association (Canceled)  More Details
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Unit Details

Strength
Battalion
 
Type
Military Police Unit
 
Year
1940 - Present
 

Description
Dragon Fighters


Notable Persons
None
 
Reports To
Military Police Units
 
Active Reporting Units
 
Inactive Reporting Units
 
Unit Web Links
U.S. Army Center of Military History

U.S. Army Institute of Heraldry

504th Military Police Battalion Facebook Page
320 Members Who Served in This Unit


 

  • Ackerman, Richard, SFC, (1985-2006)
  • Alba-Watson, Karin, MAJ, (1998-2008)
  • Allen, Christian, SSG, (1997-2012)
  • Allen, Rich, CSM, (1973-1999)
  • Amaral, Karen, SSG, (1975-1996)
  • Ammons, Nicholas, SPC, (1996-2005)
  • Anderson, Hank, SGT, (1969-1972)
  • Anderson, Jr, James Y. (Jim), LTC, (1960-1988)
  • Anderson, Paul, MSG, (1975-1997)
  • Apple, James, SP 4, (1957-1960)
  • Ayalavega, Gilberto, SP 4, (2002-Present)
  • Bailey, Anne, MAJ, (1992-2008)
  • Banicki, Steve, SFC, (1985-2007)
  • Barcklay, Jasen, SFC, (1994-Present)
  • Barton, Robert, SGT, (2000-2008)
  • Beard, George, SGT, (1970-1973)
  • Becker, Bernard, SGT, (1975-1978)
  • Birdsong, Natasha, SGT, (2003-Present)
  • Black, Amanda, SGT, (2003-Present)
  • Black, Timothy, CPT, (2004-Present)
  • Blandy-Ball, Marilou, SP 4, (1975-1977)
  • Blankenship, Eddie, SP 4, (1962-1965)
  • Blow, Ron, SP 4, (1966-1968)
  • Bostick, Larry, WO1, (1993-2007)
  • Botwinski, Walter, MAJ, (1990-2008)
  • Boutte, Michael, SP 4, (1971-1977)
  • Boyd, Paris, SSG, (2000-Present)
  • Bracero, Saul, COL, (1987-2008)
  • Bradley, Jason, CPT, (1995-2008)
  • Branham, Joe, SSG, (1968-1976)
  • Breeden, Larry, SP 4, (1966-1968)
  • Breito, Denise, SGT, (1980-2004)
  • Brock, James, SGT, (1969-1973)
  • Broussard, Kemon, SGT, (1983-1996)
  • Burns, Robert, CW5, (1965-1999)
  • Burrough, Sean, SSG, (1995-2008)
  • Burtnett, Arthur, SP 4, (1965-1967)
  • Burton, Robert, SP 4, (1957-1963)
  • Byington, Brian, MSG, (1986-2015)
  • Calcutti, William, SP 4, (1960-1963)
  • Cameron, Kevin, SSG, (1999-Present)
  • Candler, William, SP 4, (1966-1968)
  • Caron, Mike, SGT, (1972-1975)
  • Casanova, Edward, SP 4, (1974-1979)
 
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Battle/Operations History Detail
 
Description
Operation Bright Star is held every two years. It is a series of combined and joint training exercises led by United States and Egyptian forces in Egypt. These exercises began in 1980, rooted in the Camp David Accords. After its signing, the military forces of Egypt and the United States agreed to conduct coalition training in Egypt.

It is designed to strengthen ties between the Egyptian Armed Forces and the United States Central Command and demonstrate and enhance the ability of the Americans to reinforce their allies in the Middle East in the event of war. These deployments usually are centered at the large Cairo West Air Base. During the period following the liberation of Kuwait (Operation Desert Storm), these exercises have grown larger and have included as many as 11 countries and 70,000 personnel. Other allied nations joining Bright Star exercises in Egypt include the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, the Netherlands, Jordan, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates.

The exercise begins with coalition interoperability training to teach nations how to operate with one another in a wartime environment, then continues with a Command Post Exercise designed to help standardize command and control procedures, and then a large-scale Field Training Exercise to practice everything together.

The largest Bright Star exercise took place in October and November 1999, involving 11 nations and 70,000 personnel. An additional 33 nations sent observers to monitor the exercise: Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Burundi, Canada, China, Congo, Greece, India, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Morocco, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Spain, Syria, Tanzania, Tunisia, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Yemen, and Zimbabwe

The exercise scenario involved a fictional hostile nation named "Orangeland" invading Egypt and trying to take control of the Nile River. The exercise coalition worked together, practicing fighting in the air, land, and sea domains, to defend the Nile and expel Orangeland.

A key piece of the training was a six-nation amphibious assault led by the Royal Navy.
 
BattleType
Exercise
Country
Egypt
 
Parent
Bright Star Exercise Series
CreatedBy
Not Specified
 
Start Month
10
End Month
11
 
Start Year
1999
End Year
1999
 

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