137th Aviation Regiment (United States)

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137th Aviation Regiment
137 Avn Rgt DUI.gif
Distinctive Unit Insignia
Active 1987
Country USA
Branch Aviation
Type Aviation
Motto(s) Maintaining Freedom

The 137th Aviation Regiment is a U.S. Army Aviation Branch regiment of the United States Army. It is drawn from the United States Army National Guard.

History[edit]

It was constituted 1 October 1987 in the Ohio National Guard as the 137th Aviation, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System. On that date it was organized from existing units (mainly from the 1416th Transportion Company later redesignated as Company D (-)(Columbus, OH) and Det 1, Co D 137th Aviation (Greensburg, OH)), with headquarters at Worthington, consisting of Company D only. The headquarters location was changed on 11 May 1988 to Columbus, Ohio.

On 5 March 1990 the regiment was reorganized, to consist of the 1st Battalion and Company D.

Reorganized 1991-1992 in the Arkansas, Montana, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and West Virginia Army National Guard to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions and Company D

Reorganized 1 September 1995 in the Arkansas, Indiana, Maine, Ohio, North Dakota, South Dakota and West Virginia Army National Guard to consist of the 1st and 2d Battalions, and Company D

Reorganized 1 September 1996 in the Ohio, Indiana, and Maine Army National Guard to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division, and Company D

Reorganized 1 November 2002 in the Ohio, New York, and West Virginia Army National Guard to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division, and Company G

Ordered into active federal service 5 July 2004 at Columbus, Ohio

Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 137th Aviation Regiment

Released from active federal service 1 November 2005 and reverted to state control

Reorganized 1 June 2006 in the Ohio, Indiana, and New York Army National Guard to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division, and Company G.

Reorganized 1 September 2006 in the Ohio and Indiana National Guard to consist of the 1st Battalion, an element of the 38th Infantry Division

Ordered into active federal service 2 January 2009 at home stations; released from active federal service 5 February 2010 and reverted to state control.

Elements have also served with the 18th Aviation Brigade.

Structure[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Indiana Aviators provide aircraft support to Tobruq Legacy 16". DVIDS. December 23, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Aviation unit Soldiers hone important helicopter maintenance skills during annual training" (PDF). Ohio Adjutant General's Department. December 23, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Ohio Army National Guard aviation unit returns home" (PDF). Ohio Adjutant General's Department. December 23, 2016. 

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