Hurlburt Field in Okaloosa County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Operation Uphold Democracy
Operation Uphold Democracy was the name given to the restoration of the democracy in Haiti. The US, expecting civil unrest and military opposition, deployed a large force to the area, which could overcome any opposition and restore order to Haiti.
The 16th Special Operations Wing deployed aircraft and personnel of the 9, 15, 16, and 20 SOS to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The 9 SOS with MC-130Ps provided refueling capabilities for the 20 SOS MH-53s. The 919 SOW contributed AC-130As of the 711 SOS and provided close air support capabilities along with AC-130Hs of the 16 SOS. The MC-130Hs of the 15 SOS were tasked to perform leaflet drops in support of psychological warfare operations and the 193 SOG employed EC-130E aircraft to broadcast radio and television messages to the citizens.
The impending invasion eventually became a large-scale humanitarian mission, with U.S. forces landing on 19 September 1994.
Erected by the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park Council.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space Peace • War, Cold. A significant historical date for this entry is September 19, 1994.
Location. 30° 24.936′ N, 86° 42.033′ W. Marker is in Hurlburt Field, Florida, in Okaloosa County. Marker can be reached from Independence Road. Located at the Hurlburt Field Memorial Air Park and access to the base is restricted. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 315 Independence Road, Hurlburt Field FL 32544, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Operations in Bosnia-Herzegovina (here, next to this marker); Operation Assured Response (here, next to this marker); Operation Restore Hope (here, next to this marker); Operation Provide Comfort (here, next to this marker); Desert Shield and Desert Storm (here, next to this marker); Captain Hilliard A. Wilbanks (a few steps from this marker); O-1E Bird Dog (a few steps from this marker); The Forward Air Controller (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hurlburt Field.
Also see . . . Wikipedia article on Operation Uphold Democracy. (Submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 13, 2018. It was originally submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama. This page has been viewed 377 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on November 19, 2016, by Mark Hilton of Montgomery, Alabama.