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106th Transportation Battalion

Constituted 25 February 1943 in the Army of the Unit States as HHD, 2nd Battalion, 552nd Quartermaster Truck Regiment, Activated 15 April 1943 at Fort Dix, NJ.

Created by: PFC EDWARD CROWLEY, 594 TC

Constituted 25 February 1943 in the Army of the Unit States as HHD, 2nd Battalion, 552nd Quartermaster Truck Regiment, Activated 15 April 1943 at Fort Dix, NJ.

Reorganized an redesignated 20 November 1943 as HHD 106th Quartermaster Battalion (Mobile)

Inactivated 22 February 1946 in Munich Germany. Converted and redesignated 01 August 1946 as HHD 106th Transportation Corps Truck Battalion.

Redesignated 01 February 1955 as HHC, 106th Transportation Battalion and allotted to the Regular Army. Activated 18 March 1955 in Bordeaux, France.

Reorganized and redesignated 19 June 1959 as HHD 106th Transportation Battalion

Inactivated 15 September 1993 Russelseim, Germany

Activated 18 September 1998 at Fort Campbell, KY

The 106th Transportation Battalion had elements of 372nd Cargo Transfer Unit and the 594th Medium Truck Company Deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from Jan 02 through Sep 02.

The 106th Transportation Battalion deployed to Kuwait on 19 January 2003 and re-deployed on 12 July 2003. It's mission was to provide theater transportation support to U.S. and coalition forces during Operation Enduring and Iraqi Freedom. During the operations the Battalion provided command and control of the 10th Transportation units consisting of:

  • HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT
  • THE 68TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM MANHEIM, GERMANY,
  • THE 96TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY (HETT) FROM FT HOOD, TX,
  • THE 109TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY (MDM) FROM MANHEIM, GERMANY
  • THE 126TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY (PLS) FROM FT BRAGG, NC,
  • THE 233RD TRANSPORTATION COMPANY (HET) FROM FT KNOX, BENNING AND FT STEWART
  • THE 513TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM FT LEWIS , WASHINGTON
  • THE 567TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM FT EUSTIS, VA
  • THE 594TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY AND
  • THE 1454TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM ROCKFORD, SC
At the start of the war the Battalion comprised over 15000 Soldier combat ready and prepared to liberate Iraq.

Battalion elements crossed the LD during the major combat phase of the operation at early G + 1. These elements provided the lifeline of supplies to combat and combat support unit in order to maintain the offensive towards Baghdad and the destruction of a repressive regime.

The 106th Transportation units delivered supplies and equipment to destinations such as:

  • CAMP BUCCAHA, NEAR UM QASR,
  • LSA VIPER
  • LSA CEDAR
  • TALLIL AIRBASE NEAR AN AN NASRAYI
  • LSA BUSHMASTER
  • LSA DOGWOOD
  • LSA CHESTE
  • CSC SCANIA
  • BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • BAGHDAD
  • FLB RESOLUTE NEAR GARMA
  • LSA ANACODA NEAR BALAD
The significant achievements conducted by the Battalion include:
  • ACCUMULATION OVER 5 MILLION MILES WITH OUT LOSS OF LIFE OR LIMB
  • ESTABLISHMENT OF CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER NAVISTAR WHICH WAS THE LAUNCHING POINT FOR ALL CONVOYS INTO IRAQ
  • PLANNING AND PREPARATION OF CONVOY SUPPORT CENTER CEDAR II NEAR AN NASIRAYHA IRAQ
In May of 2004 HHD 106th Transportation received orders back to the CENTCOM area of operation. On 23 Sep 04, the 106th deployed to Kuwait in support of OIF 2.5 and 04-06. It's mission was to provide theater line-haul transportation support to U.S. and coalition forces during Operation Iraqi Freedom. On 15 Oct 04, the Battalion conducted a transfer of authority ceremony with the 812th Transportation Battalion and officially took over. During this operation the Battalion provided command and control of the 10th Transportation units, 2 Trailer Transfer Detachments, 1 Headquarters Detachment and a Convoy Escort Platform Company (Provisional)

The 106th Transportation Battalion consisted of:

  • HEADQUARTERS AND HEADQUARTERS DETACHMENT FROM FORT CAMPBELL, KENTUCKY
  • 172ND TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM OMAHA, NEBRASKA
  • 227TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM ALBERMARIE, NORTH CAROLINA
  • 424TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM GALAX, VIRGINIA
  • 483RD TRAILER TRANSFER DETACHMENT FROM FT. BRAGG, NORTH CAROLINA
  • 518TH CONVOY ESCORT PLATFORM COMPANY (PROVISIONAL)
  • 591ST TRAILER TRANSFER DETACHMENT FROM CHATTANOOGA, TENNESSEE
  • 1075TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM LINCOLN, NEBRASKA AND THE NEBRASKA NATIONAL GUARD
  • 1450TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM LENOIR, NORTH CAROLINA AND THE NORTH CAROLINA NATIONAL GUARD
  • 1486TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM ASHLAND , OHIO AND THE OHIO NATIONAL GUARD
  • 1487TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM EATON, OHIO AND THE OHIO NATIONAL GUARD
  • 1644TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM THE ILLINOIS NATIONAL GUARD
  • 1864TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM HENDERSON, NEVADA AND THE NEVADA NATIONAL GUARD
  • 2168TH TRANSPORTATION COMPANY FROM SHELDON, IOWA AND THE IOWA NATIONAL GUARD
The 106th Transportation Units delivered supplies and equipment t the following destinations:
  • CAMP BUCCAHA, NEAR UM QASR,
  • CSC CEDAR
  • TALLIL AIRBASE
  • LSA BUSHMASTER
  • LSA DOGWOOD
  • CSC SCANIA
  • BAGHDAD INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
  • BAGHDAD
  • FLB RESOLUTE NEAR GARMA
  • LSA ANACODA NEAR BALAD
  • CAMP TAJI
  • FOB MAREZ
  • FOB WARRIOR
  • Q-WEST
  • T-Q
  • AL-ASAD
  • CAMP SMITTY
The Battalion consisted of over 1660 Soldiers during the deployment.

On 12 Sep 05, the 106th Transportation Battalion transferred authority to the 180th Transportation Battalion at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait.

Campaign Credits:

  • NORMANDY
  • NORTHERN FRANCE
  • ARDENNES-ALSACE
  • RHINELAND
  • CENTRAL EUROPE
  • PARTICIPATION IN:
  • OPERATION ENDURING FREEDOM
  • OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM I
  • OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM II
  • OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 04-06
  • OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM 05-07

Submitted by:
PFC CROWLEY,EDWARD 594 TC

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