30th Anniversary of Desert Storm

Jeffrey Sacks, 822nd Military Police Company, 1991

Operation Desert Storm occurred 30 years ago when U.S. and Coalition Forces initiated the Air Campaign against Iraq. It ended with the Ground Campaign on February 28, 1991 and the official cease fire on March 3, 1991.

The Jewish War Veterans of the USA Gulf War Committee has collected these accounts of service. Read first person accounts of the American Jewish service members serving in the Middle East and around the world during the Gulf War.

About the Committee:

As our newest committee, our Gulf War Veterans are focusing on how to find their voice in the organization.  The movement to push for a Gulf War Committee came because our Gulf War Veterans were often lumped in with our Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans.  However, they have different experiences and goals to make JWV meaningful to them.  If you are interested in being a part of the Gulf War Veterans Leadership Committee, email us at jwv@jwv.org.


  • Create a community of Jewish Gulf War Veterans.

Meet Our Committee Chairwoman!

We are very excited to announce that Rochel Hayman will be chairing our newest committee – the Gulf War Veterans Comittee.  She spent six years in the U.S. Air Force as a broadcast specialist, and served in Japan and Greece. She lives in Phoenix with her husband, Rabbi Dan Hayman, and they have a blended family of seven children. Hayman also is the co-director of the Arizona Russian Programs, a part of Chabad of Arizona.