usa 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment

US Army Aviation

1-228 AVN : JTF-Bravo

1965 to present    


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  • 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment US Army Aviation

Part of Joint Task Force Bravo, JTF-Bravo, Conducts aviation operations throughout USSOUTHCOM's  area of responsibility.

Typical missions include: counter drug operations, disaster relief, humanitarian assistance, air movement of people equipment and supplies, Aero-medical evacuation, and limited search and rescue.
C Company from 1987 Sugar Bears previous named 242nd ASHC based at Ladd AAF flying with the Chinook

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JTF-Bravo Black Hawk Qualifications with USNS Comfort, 05-Aug-19 : #HospitalShip US Army’ Black Hawk helicopters from 1st Battalion 228th Aviation Regiment (1-228th AVN) Joint Task Force Bravo (JTF-Bravo) based at Soto Cano Air Base in Honduras completed deck-landing qualifications with the US Navy Fourth Fleet’ hospital ship USNS Comfort in Costa Rica

US, El Salvador Execute Air Assault Training, 13-Dec-16 : US Joint Task Force-Bravo based in Soto Cano, Honduras completed air assault training mission with Salvadoran special forces during Operation Serpiente at Ilopango Airport, San Salvador

JTF-Bravo Deploys for Hurricane Matthew Relief, 05-Oct-16 : U.S. Task Force Bravo based in Honduras deploying to Port-au-Prince, Haiti to provide humanitarian and disaster relief assistance after Hurricane Matthew

JTF-Bravo K9 Training in Honduras, 18-Aug-16 : U.S. Joint Task Force-Bravo, based in Honduras, 1-228 AVN Black Hawk helicopters provided hoist training for the Joint Security Forces’ Military Working Dogs and handlers

1-228th AVN in Belize, 07-Aug-16 : US Southern Command Joint Task Force Bravo UH-60 Black Hawk and CH-47 Chinook helicopters trained throughout Belize

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1983/    HN Cnel Enrique Soto Cano MHSC


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2014/    CH-47F Chinook
1987/14414 - H-47D Chinook
S-70 H-60

1-228 AVN List of helicopters

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C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
M.8855 ch-47f 10-08855 : US Army; 2014 Co B 1-228th AVN JTF-Bravo; 26oct15 in Belize for counter-dr+
M.8113 ch-47f 12-08113 : 18apr16 asg 1-228th AVN JTF-Bravo in Panama for fireflighting
b-194 ch-47a 65-08022 : US Army; w/o 15oct70 asg Co A 228th ASHB
b-388 ch-47b 66-19130 : 1971, I was flight engineer on this at Pleiku with C 228th Air Cav, Michae+
21094 ah-1g 71-21023 : 1985-1986, I commanded in C Co, 228th Attack Helicopter Battalion, 1st Imp+


04-oct-16HT Hurricane Matthew relief operations

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