In December 1989, elements of Company C, 307th Engineer Battalion deployed with Task Force 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment and Co. A, 307th Engineers to Panama for Operation Just Cause.
The task force conducted a forced entry airborne assault to protect U.S. citizens and critical U.S. interests. Engineers provided security to the numerous resupply missions to the “Gauntlet” at Tinijitas. Additionally, engineers were used for house to house searches and as a part of Task Force 1st. Battalion, 504th PIR, seizing a small Panamanian army post.
In August 1990, the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to Saudi Arabia for Operation Desert Shield. The engineers participated in an intense training cycle with their habitually aligned brigades and prepared for imminent desert combat. Company C along with the other companies in the battalion, constructed combat rifle ranges, needed training facilities; four, 1,000-man bases; a 2,000-man camp and an airfield for the aviation brigade, and the division supply battalion base camp.
On Jan. 17, 1991, Operation Desert Storm began with the conduct of the air war. Company C, 307th Eng. Bn., conducted denial missions at Talil Airfield. During combat operations in the Persian Gulf, the 307th Engineers destroyed over 55,000 tons of Iraqi arms and equipment.
The battalion also sent Soldiers into harms way as part of Operation Allied Force in Albania. Members of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Companies B and C, and the 618th Engineer Co. (Light Equipment) served in that country.
Elements of the 307th Engineer Bn. accompanied the 82nd Airborne Division on its deployments to Iraq between 2003 and 2005 as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
The battalion was inactivated on June 15, 2006 at Fort Bragg, and relieved from assignment to the 82nd Abn. Div. The inactivation was part of the transformation of the entire 82nd Airborne Division to the U.S. Army’s new modular force structure, the 307th Engineer Battalion was inactivated. The battalion’s headquarters and Headquarters Company and Companies A, B, and C were reflagged as the engineer components for the brigade special troops battalions, an integral component of the reorganized modular brigade combat teams. The 618th Engineer Company (Light Equipment) was inactivated and reactivated assigned to the 19th Engineer Battalion, 20th Engineer Brigade, XVIII Airborne Corps.
In September 2010, the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 37th Engineer Battalion was inactivated and reflagged as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 307th Engineer Battalion. HHC, 307th Engineer Battalion was activated on Sept. 15 2010 at Fort Bragg, with its organic support company concurrently constituted and activated. The battalion was subordinate to the 20th Engineer Brigade, also at Fort Bragg.