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16th Military Police Brigade

Definition/Scope: The 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne) provides garrison law enforcement and force protection to the Fort Bragg community and continues training in its combat support mission. They have units located at Fort Drum (91st MP BN (ABN)), Fort Stewart (385th MP BN (ABN)), and Fort Campbell (716th MP BN (ABN)). The Bde dates back to the Vietnam conflict when it was constituted on 23 Mar 66 as the 16th MP Group and activated on 20 May 66 at Fort George Meade, Maryland. The unit participated in 13 campaigns to include nine counteroffensives and two consolidations during the Vietnam conflict receiving two meritorious commendations and the republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm for their outstanding effort and dedication. On 16 Jul 81 the Group was reorganized and redesignated as the 16th MP BDE (ABN). Since Vietnam the Bde HQs has deployed around the world in support of XVIII Airborne Corps and on-going operations. Other operations that Bde units have supported were May 1981 Cuban refugee relief, FL; Civil disturbance operations at Seneca Army Depot, NY; rotations to the Sinai for Multinational Force and Observers duty; Presidential inaugurations; JTF Bravo in Honduras, Somalia, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, Bosnia, Kosovo, Albanian Refugee support at Fort Dix, Pentagon Security following the attacks on 11 Sep 01 and Uzbekistan and Afghanistan in support of OEF.



Acronym:

16th MP BDE

Broader Terms:

Fort Bragg
Military Police
North Carolina
XVIII Airborne Corps

Narrower Terms:

Force Protection
law enforcement

Related Terms:

airborne
Sinai


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