1st Stinger Battery

1st Stinger Battery was an air defense unit of the United States Marine Corps. They were part of Marine Air Control Group 18 (MACG-18) and the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing (1st MAW) and were based at Marine Corps Air Station Futenma, Okinawa, Japan. On December 7, 2006, Headquarters Marine Corps released a message stating that 1st Stinger would be deactivated during 2007. The battery was officially deactivated on September 28, 2007.

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1st Stinger Battery - History
... 1st Stinger Battery was initially activated on July 1, 1982 at Marine Corps Air Station, Futenma, Okinawa, Japan as 1st Forward Area Air Defense (FAAD) Battery, Marine Air ... the Redeye missile and the newly fielded Stinger missile, the battery participated in numerous exercises throughout the Pacific Rim ... On October 1, 1986, the Battery was redesignated as 1st Low Altitude Air Defense (LAAD) Battalion ...