-A co. (Roadrunners) (Banshee) -D co. (Ghostriders) Company A, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment (1 September 2009 to 15 April 2010) Company B, 5th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment ... Company C, Special Troops Battalion, 2d Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division [AHRC–PDP–A] DISTRIBUTIONS: This publication is available in electronic media only and is intended for the [citation needed]. (Iron Horse) -A co. (Spectres) Task Force Shadow, stationed out of Kandahar along with Brigade HQ, provided support to all of RC South but most notably the 502nd Infantry Regiment as they secured the Arghandab River Valley. [10] Concurrently the 101st CAB was redesignated as the Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, bringing it in line with other divisional aviation brigades, which are not numbered. The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) was the only division in the US Army to have two aviation brigades. Headquartered out of COB Speicher in Tikrit, the brigade provided full-spectrum aviation support to the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and its five brigade combat teams that were arrayed across 131,000 square kilometers of the Band of Brothers’ area of operation. The Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division currently consists of the following units: This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History website [101st Aviation Lineage And Honors Information 101st Aviation Lineage And Honors Information]. 101st Airborne Division Artillery Brigade (270) 798-3346. The brigade facilitated the liberation of three major cities and the coalition forces’ march on Baghdad. When Eagle Dustoff landed in Dhahran Saudi Arabia and was unloaded from a C-5A Galaxy, the unit immediately began taking missions with the evacuation of a US Marine with a broken leg. 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Over the course of the combat deployment, TF Shadow (A co. 6-101, B co. 6-101, B co. 5-101, C co. 6-101, A & C trp. Task Force Destiny Soldiers assisted the Shadow aviation units by conducted refueling at operating bases across the country 24 hours a day to ensure all supported ground forces retained flexibility in their operations. The brigade has flown hundreds of thousands of hours during these combat tours, transporting millions of troops around the battlefield and providing close air support/aerial reconnaissance. 2nd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment US Army Aviation 2-101 AVN: Eagle Warrior Part of 101st Aviation Regiment. The 101st fired the first shots of the Persian Gulf War from AH-64 Apaches under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Richard "Dick" Cody who would later serve as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. For 1st Sgt. -F co. (Torch) (Pathfinder), -HHC (Iron Eagles) [3] The 101st Aviation Brigade was deployed to Saudi Arabia following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. [1] It was first organized in July 1968 as an aviation group and stands as the most decorated aviation unit in the United States Army. The Arghandab River Valley was the site of some of the toughest and bloodiest fighting since the war began in Afghanistan. English: FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. -D co. (Witchdoctors) 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Abn Div U.S. Army Subordinate units. On 9 October 1997, 101st Aviation Brigade (largest aviation brigade in the Army at the time) split its nine battalions into two brigades, the 101st Aviation Brigade (Attack) and the 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault). On 15 August 1986, the 101st Aviation Group was redesignated as the Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade currently consists of the following units: -HHC (Avengers) While the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams were deployed to Iraq 2007–2008, the division headquarters, 4th Brigade Combat Team, the 101st Sustainment Brigade, and the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade followed by the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade were deployed to Afghanistan for one-year tours falling within the 2007–09 window. -D co. (Dragonslayers) [2], UH-60L from B Company ("Lancers"), 5th Battalion, on an air assault mission in Iraq. Through the 1990s, the Brigade deployed elements to Somalia, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Honduras to defend democracy and assist in hurricane relief operations. The brigade crossed the berm into Iraq on 21 March 2003, to launch deep attacks, as well as guard the V Corps’ western flank. Less than a year later, on 25 June 1969, the 160th Aviation Group was redesignated as the 101st Aviation Group.[3][4][5]. Headquartered out of Bagram Airfield, the brigade task force provided full-spectrum aviation support to CJTF-82, CJTF-101, CJSOTF and International Security Assistance Force, covering an area of responsibility the size of Texas. 3rd Brigade Combat Team (270) 798-6018. 129th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (270) 956-2121. In support of the Global War on Terror, the CAB has distinguished itself as the military's premiere combat aviation unit during its two deployments to Iraq (2003 and 2005) and five deployments to Afghanistan (2002, 2007, 2010, 2012, and 2015). The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade is a combat aviation brigade of the United States Army. A Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade March 2018 – Present 1 year 9 months. It was formed in 1921 and served during World War II, Korea, Vietnam, the Persian Gulf War, with the Stabilization Force in Bosnia-Herzegovina. C Company 227th AHB 1st Cav 1966-67 C Company 158th Combat Aviation Battalion 101st Airborne Division Phoenix D Troop (AIR) 1st Squadron 4th Cavalry 1st Infantry Division Darkhorse. 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (U.S. Army [AC]) During this deployment, the 101st innovated a unique strategy dubbed Eagle Watch, using its aircraft to conduct effective vehicle interdictions using its UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and Pathfinders. [citation needed] It was redesignated an aviation brigade in 1986. -A co. (Phoenix) The Aviation Brigade was deployed to Saudi Arabia following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. -E trp. Tommy Daigle, B Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, the opposite is true. It has served in almost every single military operation (combat, peacekeeping, and humanitarian) since the Vietnam War. [1][2], On 1 July 1968, at Camp Eagle in the Republic of Vietnam, the 160th Aviation Group was constituted with elements of the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment; the 101st Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter); the 158th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter); and the 159th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter). The 101st was the first conventional aviation asset deployed after 9/11. NOVO SELO, Bulgaria – Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and the 54th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, participated in Operation You have permission to edit this article. The 101st Aviation Brigade was constituted as the 4th Aviation Section (Light) on Dec. 7, 1950, under the Eighth U.S. Army Korea. The 101st Airborne Division is the only division in the military to have two aviation brigades, making it the most flexible and lethal division in the world. It now consists of a battalion of AH-64D Apache Longbows (1st Battalion), a battalion/squadron of OH-58D Kiowa Warriors (2/17th Cavalry), an assault battalion of UH-60M Black Hawks (5th Battalion), a general support battalion of CH-47F Chinooks, UH-60A Black Hawks, and UH-60L Black Hawks (6th Battalion), and an aviation support battalion (96th ASB). Its 2nd and 3rd Battalion conduct Basic Combat … Through the 1990s, the brigade deployed elements to Somalia, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, and Honduras to defend democracy and assist in hurricane relief operations. -E co. (Executioners), -HHC (Raiders) The 101st was the first conventional aviation asset deployed after 9/11. [citation needed], Since the brigade's restructuring in 2004, the CAB, 101st Airborne Division has become a self-sufficient aviation unit. Helicopters. On 15 August 1986, the 101st Aviation Group was redesignated as the Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. M A G A Z I N E THE OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF THE 101ST AVIATION BRIGADE IN THE OCTOBER 2005 Wings of Destiny… FROM THE EDITOR - Page 2 NEWS – 101st AVN BDE takes over in Transfer of Authority Page 3 NEWS - 1st Battalion Flies On in Iraq - Page 5 NEWS – 5th Battalion Ghostriders keep Hawks flying high - Page 8 NEWS – 6th Battalion “Shadow” Returns to Iraq - Page 11 Small Battalion: 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment Annual Retention Excellence: 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne” 2nd Brigade Combat Team “Strike” 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasan” 101st Division Sustainment Brigade, “Lifeliners” 101st Combat Aviation Brigade “Wings of … Previously, the longest air assault was conducted in 1991 during Operation Desert Storm. Through the 1990s, the brigade deployed elements to Somalia, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, an… The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (159th CAB) formerly supported the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), and was stationed at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.While active, 159th CAB made the 101st Airborne Division the only US Army Division with two organic aviation brigades, and currently the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade is the only CAB supporting the unit at Fort Campbell. 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Jan 2005 - Apr 2006 1 year 4 months. Throughout Desert Shield and Desert Storm, Eagle Dustoff transported and saved the lives of US military personnel, Saudi nationals and Iraqi enemy prisoners of war. This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History website [101st Aviation Lineage And Honors Information 101st Aviation Lineage And Honors Information]. [citation needed], In December 2007, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. It has successfully utilized the Task Force format in its 2008, 2010, and 2012 deployments to Afghanistan. On 15 August 1986, the 101st Aviation Group was redesignated as the Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division. (Dirty Delta) Brandon M. Silk died 21 June 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom, https://military.wikia.org/wiki/101st_Combat_Aviation_Brigade?oldid=5027703, Pages using duplicate arguments in template calls, Pages using infobox military unit with unknown parameters, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 101st CAB (Hell Cats), 96th Aviation Support Battalion (Troubleshooters). -E co. (Renegades) (Condors) [citation needed] It was redesignated an aviation brigade in 1986. -F trp. The 101st broke its own record for longest air assault in history during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. [6] The Aviation Brigade was deployed to Saudi Arabia following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. In December 2007, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Destiny, deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. -C co. (Phantoms) 101st Combat Aviation Brigade "Wings of Destiny" Diamonds (♦) 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment "Expect No Mercy" 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment "Out Front" 3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment "Eagle Attack" 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment "Eagle Assault" 6th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment "Shadow of the Eagle" Upon return from its Iraq deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade was finally restructured to its current form. The 101st would support the 187th Infantry Regiment (3rd BCT of the 101st Airborne Division), fighting Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces. [11], Beginning in January 2002, the brigade responded to the call to arms in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan following the attacks on 9/11. [2][3][4], On 15 August 1986, the 101st Aviation Assault Group was again redesignated as the 101st Aviation Brigade. On 9 October 1997, the Aviation Brigade (the largest aviation brigade in the Army at the time) split its nine battalions into two brigades, the 101st Aviation Brigade (Attack) and the 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault). 5-101, 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment "Eagle Assault", Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In support of the Global War on Terror, the 101st CAB has distinguished itself as the military's premiere combat aviation unit during its two deployments to Iraq (2003 and 2005) and four deployments to Afghanistan (2002, 2007, 2010, and 2012). In keeping with the traditions by the 101st Airborne Division of using card suits to distinguish subordinate units, the brigade is represented by the diamond (♦) on their helmets. -B co. (Pachyderms) In February 2003, the brigade was again alerted to deploy in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. Over the course of the combat deployment, TF Shadow (A co. 6–101, B co. 6–101, B co. 5–101, C co. 6–101, A & C trp. Specialist Jonathan Simmons, right, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade crew chief, familiarizes Airmen from the 39th Security Forces Squadron and Operations Support Squadron with the UH-60 Blackhawk during Agile Combat Employment training at Incirlik Air Base, Turkey, Aug. 24, 2020. [2][3], On 1 July 1968, at Camp Eagle in the Republic of Vietnam, the 160th Aviation Group was constituted with elements of the 2d Squadron, 17th Cavalry; the 101st Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter); the 158th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter); and the 159th Aviation Battalion (Assault Helicopter). -A trp. Through the 1990s, the Brigade deployed elements to Somalia, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, an… [7][8][9] The 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault) underwent a similar transformation and was redesignated as the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. Through the 1990s, the brigade deployed elements to Somalia, Kuwait, Bosnia, Kosovo, an… It now consists of a battalion of AH-64D Apache Longbows (1st Battalion), a battalion/squadron of OH-58D Kiowa Warriors (2/17th Cavalry), an assault battalion of UH-60M Black Hawks (5th Battalion), a general support battalion of CH-47F Chinooks, UH-60A Black Hawks, and UH-60L Black Hawks (6th Battalion), and an aviation support battalion (96th ASB). This is one of the hundreds of … The 101st broke its own record for longest air assault in history during the invasion of Iraq in 2003. -B co. (Big Ugly) -C trp. Headquartered out of Bagram Airfield, the brigade task force provided full-spectrum aviation support to CJTF-82, CJTF-101, CJSOTF and International Security Assistance Force, covering an area of responsibility the size of Texas. -E co. (Trailblazers) (Annihilators) Read more of the history of 101 st Combat Aviation Brigade on our Unit History page. [5][6][7] The 159th Aviation Brigade (Assault) underwent a similar transformation and is currently known as the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and is also based out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Completely transformed, the brigade once again answered the nation's call in August 2005 and began its second deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. -F co. (Sky Masters), -HHT (Headhunters) [citation needed], After the brigade's redeployment in the spring of 2004, it transformed into an effort to create a self-sustaining combat aviation brigade. During the 1990 Gulf War (Desert Shield/Desert Storm) Eagle Dustoff was deployed to the Saudi Arabian Theater of operations on 22 August 1990 and was the first US Army medevac unit in country. Upon return from its Iraq deployment, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade was finally restructured to its current form. 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion (270) 461-1657. A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with Alpha Company, 5th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade conducts an engine run-up in the falling snow of a winter storm at Bagram Airfield in the Parwan province 121227-A-ZZ999-052.jpg 1,500 × 998; 1.13 MB 5-101, 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment "Eagle Assault", Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 101st fired the first shots of the Persian Gulf War from AH-64 Apaches under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Richard "Dick" Cody who would later serve as the 31st Vice Chief of Staff of the United States Army. -B trp. Desert Shield/Desert Storm after action report. Company A, 101st Aviation Battalion was the first aviation unit from the 101st Airborne Division to arrive in Vietnam and the first element of the division to see combat since World War II. 1962 to present . -B co. (Bearcats) The 5th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment was organized on 25 July 1968 at Fort Carson, ... (subsequently 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division) to the 101st Aviation Brigade. On 7 May 2015 the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade was inactivated at a ceremony at the Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Division Parade field, leaving only the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade in the division. -C co. (CIPHER). During this deployment, the 101st innovated a unique strategy dubbed Eagle Watch, using its aircraft to conduct effective vehicle interdictions using its UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters and Pathfinders. -C co. (Paladins) The brigade crossed the berm into Iraq on 21 March 2003, to launch deep attacks, as well as guard the V Corps' western flank. This is the official 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Facebook page, managed by the 101st CAB Public Affairs Office. 2nd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment flying with 5 units. 4.2K likes. It has served in almost every single military operation (combat, peacekeeping, and humanitarian) since the Vietnam War. The brigade has flown hundreds of thousands of hours during these combat tours, transporting millions of troops around the battlefield and providing close air support/aerial reconnaissance. 101st CAB, Wings of Destiny. 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The 101st Aviation Brigade was deployed to Saudi Arabia following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. Since the brigade's restructuring in 2004, the 101st CAB has become a self-sufficient aviation unit. The brigade facilitated the liberation of three major cities and the coalition forces' march on Baghdad. At the time the elements of 8th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment made up the largest Aviation Battalion in the U.S. Army. The Aviation Brigade was deployed to Saudi Arabia following Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990. -A co. (Warlords) 101st Sustainment Brigade (270) 798-2356. The 101st would support battalions of the 187th Infantry Regiment (part of the 3d Brigade of the 101st Airborne Division), fighting Taliban and Al-Qaeda forces. Task Force Destiny Soldiers assisted the Shadow aviation units by conducted refueling at operating bases across the country 24 hours a day to ensure all supported ground forces retained flexibility in their operations. 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