168th Aviation Regiment (United States)

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168th Aviation Regiment
Active 1987/88-present
Country United States
Branch United States Army
Type Aviation
Part of Washington Army National Guard
66th Theater Aviation Command
Motto(s) Ready When Needed
Distinctive unit insignia 168 Avn Rgt DUI.jpg

The 168th Aviation Regiment is an aviation regiment of the United States Army.


The 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, 168th Aviation Regiment (GSAB), can trace its history back to 1959 when it was originally organized as the 41st Aviation Company in the Washington Army National Guard located at Camp Murray, Tacoma, Washington.[1] Over the next fifty years the battalion would be reorganized several different times to meet the changing needs of the U.S. Army. In 1988 the 1-168th AVN was designated as an attack battalion consisting of AH-1 Cobras and OH-58 Kiowa helicopters.



  1. ^ a b c d e "1-168th General Support Aviation Battalion". U.S. National Guard. February 18, 2016. 
  2. ^ AirForces Monthly. Stamford, Lincolnshire, England: Key Publishing Ltd. March 2016. p. 56. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Pendleton". Oregon National Guard. December 24, 2016. 
  4. ^ "A-1/168th AVN". Idaho Army National Guard. December 18, 2016. 
  5. ^ "40th CAB Soldiers pass their trial by fire". DVIDS. November 24, 2017.