3-6th AIR DEFENSE ARTILLERY BATTALION

Purpose:
3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery Regiment conducts Air and Missile Defense training and testing at the Fires Center of Excellence, White Sands Missile Range, and designated locations worldwide in order to provide the Operational Force with proficient Soldiers, expert Leaders, and the most advanced and capable equipment and software.

Key Tasks:
Train and Educate the Force
Conduct Air and Missile Defense Testing
Conduct Mission Command
Provide Logistics Support

Endstate:
A ready team of Soldiers, Families, Civilians, and contractors manned, resourced, and trained to provide combat-ready Soldiers and equipment to the Operational Force in support of National, Joint, and Army priorities.

  • Constituted 8 March 1898 in the Regular Army as Battery B, 6th Regiment of Artillery
  • Organized 23 March 1898 at Fort McHenry, Maryland
  • Reorganized and redesignated 13 February 1901 as the 61st Company, Coast Artillery, Artillery Corps
  • Redesignated 2 February 1907 as the 61st Company, Coast Artillery Corps
  • Redesignated 20 July 1916 as the 2d Company, Fort Baker [California]
  • Redesignated 31 August 1917 as the 11th Company, Coast Defenses of San Francisco
  • Redesignated in November 1917 as Battery C, 1st Antiaircraft Battalion
  • Redesignated 14 November 1918 as the 24th Antiaircraft Battery, 1st Antiaircraft Sector
  • Redesignated 29 March 1919 as the 11th Company, Coast Defenses of San Francisco
  • Redesignated 1 June 1922 as the 61st Company, Coast Artillery Corps
  • Redesignated 1 July 1924 as Battery B, 6th Coast Artillery, and inactivated in the Coast Defenses of San Francisco
  • Activated 1 July 1939 at Fort Winfield Scott, California
  • Reorganized and redesignated 18 October 1944 as Battery B, 6th Coast Artillery Battalion
  • Redesignated 15 September 1945 as Battery F, Harbor Defenses of San Francisco
  • Inactivated 10 June 1946 at Fort Winfield Scott, California
  • Redesignated 28 June 1950 as Battery B, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Battalion
  • Redesignated 4 October 1950 as Battery B, 6th Antiaircraft Artillery Automatic Weapons Battalion, an element of the 6th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Ord, California
  • Inactivated 3 April 1956 at Fort Ord, California, and relieved from assignment to the 6th Infantry Division
  • Consolidated 1 September 1963 with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery (active) (organized in 1901), and consolidated unit designated as Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery (organic elements constituted 2 June 1958 and activated 25 June 1958)
  • Redesignated 1 April 1968 as the 3d Battalion, 6th Artillery
  • Inactivated 10 April 1970 at Fort Lewis, Washington
  • Redesignated (less former Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery) 1 September 1971 as the 3d Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery (former Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 3d Howitzer Battalion, 6th Artillery, concurrently redesignated as the 3d Battalion, 6th Field Artillery -- hereafter separate lineage)
  • 3d Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery, activated 13 September 1972 at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Inactivated 21 December 1975 at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Headquarters transferred 16 June 1987 to the United States Army Training and Doctrine Command and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 3d Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery Regiment

Philippine Insurrection

  • Streamer without inscription
World War I
  • Meuse-Argonne
World War II
  • Rhineland; Ardennes-Alsace; Central Europe; New Guinea; Bismarck Archipelago; Luzon
Vietnam
  • *Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase II; *Counteroffensive, Phase III; *Tet Counteroffensive; *Counteroffensive, Phase IV; *Counteroffensive, Phase V; *Counteroffensive, Phase VI; *Tet 69/Counteroffensive; *Summer-Fall 1969; *Winter-Spring 1970

Decorations

Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm, Streamer embroidered VIETNAM 1966-1970

3-6th BATTERY