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501st Aviation Regiment (United States)
Country USA
Branch United States Army Aviation Branch
Service history
Commanders
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The 501st Aviation Regiment is an aviation regiment of the US Army. It draws its history from the original aviation battalion of the 1st Armored Division, the 501st Aviation Battalion. The 501st Aviation Battalion was active with the division in the mid-1980s.[1] It has always been associated with the 1st Armored Division.

The 501st Combat Aviation Battalion was activated 21 August 1978 in Germany; inactivated 16 November 1987 in Germany. Relieved from the 1st Armored Division, reorganized and re-designated 16 October 1988 as the 501st Aviation, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System with Headquarters in Korea.[2]

StructureEdit

  • 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion[3]
    • Company B (AH-64)[3]
    • Company D[3]
  • 2nd Battalion[4]
    • Company B (CH-47)[5]
  • 3rd Battalion[6] [7]
    • Company C (UH-60)[8]
  • 4th Battalion[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Isby and Kamps, Armies of NATO's Central Front, Jane's Publishing Company, 1985.
  2. U.S. Army via http://www.military.com/HomePage/UnitPageFullText/1,13476,708023,00.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Aviators get true snapshot of abilities at NTC". El Paso Times. December 27, 2016. http://www.elpasotimes.com/story/news/military/ft-bliss/2016/11/20/aviators-get-true-snapshot-abilities-ntc/93970290/. 
  4. "Network Integration Evaluation 15.2". DVIDS. December 27, 2016. https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2044572/network-integration-evaluation-152. 
  5. "Combat Aviation Brigade Brings Live Fire Training Back To Life". DVIDS. December 27, 2016. https://www.dvidshub.net/image/3020933/combat-aviation-brigade-brings-live-fire-training-back-life. 
  6. "3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade". DVIDS. December 27, 2016. https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2786954/3rd-battalion-501st-aviation-regiment-1st-armored-division-combat-aviation-brigade-conducts-aerial-gunnery-7th-army-training. 
  7. "... [W]hen we have to mass combat power in a decisive-action training environment … We have to mass the whole of our combat power to a landing zone to support ground force commanders,” Arriaga said. " —3-501ST conducts air assault Battalion-sized formation takes flight on training mission, Fort Bliss Bugle (5 July 2017) accessdate=2017-07-07
  8. "Otopeni Air Show". DVIDS. December 27, 2016. https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2726140/otopeni-air-show. 
  9. "Aviation transfer of authority ceremony". DVIDS. December 27, 2016. https://www.dvidshub.net/image/2143223/aviation-transfer-authority-ceremony. 

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