159th Aviation Regiment (United States)

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The 159th Aviation Regiment is an aviation regiment of the U.S. Army.

159th Aviation Regiment
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coat of arms
Country USA
Branch United States Army Aviation Branch
Type Aviation
Insignia
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History[edit]

Initially constituted on 1 July 1968, the 159th Aviation Battalion served in the Regular Army as Company B and a part of the 101st Airborne Division while it served in Vietnam. It was reorganized and redesignated on 16 November 1987 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion, 159th Aviation. However, it was inactivated 10 years later on 15 September 1997 before being redesignated on 16 October 1997 as Company B, 159th Aviation, and activated at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. Later it moved to Felker Army Airfield at Fort Eustis, VA. HHC and B Company were deployed in Kuwait and Iraq between February 2003 and April 2004, before being inactivated a month later on 15 May 2004 at Ft. Eustis.

The 159th Aviation Regiment was redesignated to the same company on 1 October 2005 before it was redesignated again a year later 16 October 2006 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2d Battalion.[1]

CAMPAIGN PARTICIPATION CREDIT[edit]

Vietnam[edit]

  • Counteroffensive, Phase V
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VI
  • Tet 69/Counteroffensive
  • Summer-Fall 1969
  • Winter-Spring 1970
  • Sanctuary Counteroffensive
  • Counteroffensive, Phase VII
  • Consolidation I
  • Consolidation II

Southwest Asia[edit]

  • Defense of Saudi Arabia
  • Liberation and Defense of Kuwait

War on Terrorism[edit]

Iraq:[edit]

  • Iraqi Surge
  • Iraqi Sovereignty[2]

Current structure[edit]

  • 1d Battalion
    • Company A
      • Kuwait/ Iraq/ Southwest Asia 1990 - 1991
    • Company B
      • Kuwait/ Iraq/ Southwest Asia 1990 - 1991
  • 2d Battalion
    • Company A
      • Afghanistan Sep 2009 - Apr 2010
      • Afghanistan Aug 2010 - Nov 2010
  • 5th General Aviation Support Battalion
    • HHC
    • Company A
      • Southwest Asia 1990 - 1991
    • Company B
      • Kuwait/ Iraq Feb 2003- Apr 2004
      • Kuwait June 2016- May 2017
    • Company C (WY ARNG)[3]
      • Afghanistan Dec 2008 – Dec 2009
      • Afghanistan Nov 2015 - June 2016

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Center of Military History website http://www.history.army.mil/html/forcestruc/lineages/branches/av/159av002bn.htm.

  1. ^ "2d Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment | Lineage and Honors | U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH)". www.history.army.mil. 
  2. ^ (CMH), U.S. Army Center of Military History. "2d Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment | Lineage and Honors | U.S. Army Center of Military History (CMH)". history.army.mil. Retrieved 2017-10-08. 
  3. ^ "Wyoming Army Guard". Wyoming Military Department. December 25, 2016.