171st Aviation Regiment (United States)

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171st Aviation Regiment
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Coat of Arms
Active 1995 - present
Country United States of America
Branch United States Army Aviation Branch
Type Aviation

The 171st Aviation Regiment is an aviation regiment of the U.S. Army.

The regiment was constituted 8 June 1995 as the 171st Aviation, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System and allotted to the Army National Guard of Georgia and Florida.[1] It was organized on 1 September 1996, to consist of the 1st Battalion with headquarters at Winder, Georgia.

On 3 March 2001, a Short C-23B+ Sherpa (Shorts 360), 93-1336, of Det. 1, H Company, 171st Aviation Regiment, Florida Army National Guard, based at Lakeland Linder Regional Airport, crashed during heavy rainstorms around 1100 hrs. in Unadilla, Georgia. All 21 people on board were killed, the aircraft was en route from Hurlburt Field, Florida to NAS Oceana, Virginia with a Virginia Beach-based USAF RED HORSE engineer detachment on board who had been training at Hurlburt.[2]

Structure[edit]

  • 1st General Support Aviation Battalion
    • Headquarters and Headquarters Company
    • Company C at Rochester, NY from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion (NY ARNG) (UH-60)[3]
    • Company D
      • Detachment 1
      • Detachment 2 at Rochester, NY from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion (NY ARNG)[3]
    • Company E
      • Detachment 1 at Rochester, NY from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion (NY ARNG)[3]
      • Detachment 2
    • Company F[6]
      • Detachment 2[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Welcome to 171st AVIATION REGIMENT". www.military.com. Retrieved 2016-12-30. 
  2. ^ Allport, Dave (May 2001). "Air Forces Monthly (May 2001)". Air Forces Monthly. Stamford, Lincs. (158): 77. 
  3. ^ a b c d "New York Military Facility Locator". New York State - Division of Military and Naval Affairs. December 23, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Company C, 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 171st Aviation Regiment". Minnesota National Guard. December 20, 2016. 
  5. ^ "New Mexico National Guard Responds to the Dog Head Fire". DVIDS. December 22, 2016. 
  6. ^ "South Carolina National Guard members rescue injured hiker". South Carolina National Guard. December 25, 2016. 
  7. ^ "SC National Guard recovers helicopter". South Carolina National Guard. December 25, 2016.