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340th Military Police Company
History







THE PROUD HERITAGE OF THE 340TH MP COMPANY IS DEEPLY ROOTED IN SERVICE TO OUR NATION. THE HISTORY OF THE 340TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY DATES BACK TO AUGUST 14, 1943 WHEN THE UNIT WAS ACTIVATED AT FORT CUSTER, MICHIGAN AND WAS THEN KNOWN AS THE 286TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY.

Symbolism of Brigade Patch

THE UNIT SERVED PROUDLY THROUGH WORLD WAR II IN THE PACIFIC AND ON FEBRUARY 14, 1946, THE UNIT WAS INACTIVATED AT THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS.

ON DECEMBER 2, 1948, THE UNIT WAS REDESIGNATED AS THE 340TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY AND WAS ACTIVATED ON DECEMBER 27, 1948 AT NIAGARA FALLS, NEW YORK.

ON SEPTEMBER 11, 1950, THE UNIT WAS ORDERED INTO ACTIVE SERVICE DUE TO THE KOREAN CONFLICT. ON AUGUST 10, 1952, THE 340TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY WAS RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY AND REVERTED TO RESERVE STATUS.

ONCE AGAIN ON OCTOBER 1, 1961 THE 340TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY WAS ORDERED INTO ACTIVE SERVICE; THIS TIME AT FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY. ON AUGUST 5, 1962, THE UNIT RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY AND REVERTED TO RESERVE STATUS.

ON FEBRUARY 28, 1972, THE 340TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY WAS ACTIVATED ON FORT TOTTEN, NEW YORK, WAS LATER RELEASED FROM ACTIVE DUTY AND RETURNED TO RESERVE STATUS ON MARCH 2, 1972.

ON DECEMBER 6, 1990, THE 340TH MP CO WAS ACTIVATED FOR OPERATION DESERT SHIELD AND DESERT STORM AND WAS DEPLOYED TO GERMANY ON DECEMBER 24, 1990. ON JUNE 17, 1991, THE UNIT WAS DEACTIVATED AT FORT DIX, NEW JERSEY AND RETURNED TO RESERVE STATUS.

ON MARCH 15, 2001, THE 340TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY WAS ACTIVATED FOR OPERATION JOINT GUARDIAN TO PARTICIPATE AS A MEMBER OF TASK FORCE FALCON IN KOSOVO. THE 340TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY IS ATTACHED TO THE TASK FORCE 716 FOR THE DURATION OF THEIR PEACEKEEPING MISSION.

Since the Kosovo Deployment, the 340th has continued to be Anytime, Anywhere!

IN MARCH, 2003, THE 340TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY WAS ACTIVATED FOR OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. ROUTE SECURITY FOR SOUTHERN IRAQ TO BAGDAD AND VARIOUS MISSIONS THRU 2004

IN JUNE, 2008, THE 340TH MILITARY POLICE COMPANY WAS ACTIVATED FOR OPERATION IRAQI FREEDOM. ROUTE SECURITY FOR SOUTHERN IRAQ TO BAGDAD AND VARIOUS MISSIONS THRU 2009

340th Military Police Company
Task Force 716th MP Bn
Camp Bondsteel
APO AE 09340
"Anytime, Anywhere!"