Welcome to the 1st BN, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment)
Dear New 1-1 ADA Soldier:
Welcome to Okinawa, Japan and 1st Battalion, 1st Air Defense Artillery (Regiment) the “Snake Eyes Battalion!” You are
being assigned to a unit of warriors! Our mission is to provide air and missile defense within the United States Army
(Pacific) and the United States Pacific Command (PACOM) Area of Operations. Your assignment will be challenging and one
in which you will have an excellent opportunity to make a personal and meaningful contribution in support of the PACOM area
of responsibility. We are looking forward to you joining us in this effort.
The 1-1 ADA Battalion is located on Kadena Air Base, home of the 18th Wing "Shoguns". Here you will gain a unique experience which most duty assignments cannot afford you. You will have the opportunity to work with the Air Force, Marines, and Navy, as well as coalition Japanese Air and Missile, Air Force, and Ground Defense Force personnel. I encourage you to work closely with your sponsor to help make your transition to Japan a smooth experience. Our Japanese neighbors are very warm and friendly, and you will have plenty of opportunities for cultural exchanges and travel that will make your assignment a truly rewarding adventure.
The 1-1 ADA vision is to be the most lethal Patriot Battalion in the world - trained and ready to fight and win on the modern battlefield. A cohesive, team oriented unit comprised of professional warriors:
- Built upon fairness and equality
- Able to meet the Army standard in every task
- Ready to rapidly provide integrated AMD with highly maintained and combat ready equipment
- Focused on winning, from individual Soldier success to collective Battalion events
Again, welcome to the 1-1 ADA team! We look forward to your arrival and feel confident that you will find your tour within
this unit a challenging and rewarding assignment. Be an active part of our community and enjoy the Land of the Rising Sun.
For any questions, comments or concerns. Contact the 1-1 ADA Battalion