usa 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment

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1-501 AVN : Helibrave


The Helibraves

- Constituted 22 January 1962 in the Regular Army as Company A, 501st Aviation Battalion, an element of the 1st Armored Division
- Activated 3 February 1962 at Fort Hood, Texas
- Inactivated 1 September 1966 in Vietnam
- Activated 21 August 1978 in Germany
- Inactivated 16 November 1987 in Germany
- Relieved 16 October 1988 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation, and activated in Korea (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
- Battalion inactivated 15 February 1996 in Korea
- Assigned 16 February 1997 to the 1st Armored Division and activated in Germany
- Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment
- Inactivated 15 November 2005 at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division
- Assigned 16 September 2011 to the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas
- Redesignated Attack and Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB)

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Fort Bliss Apaches Arrived to Germany, 24-Feb-17 : For the next 9 months AH-64 Apaches from the 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment will joined the European deployment of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division

Fort Bliss Apaches set to Deploy to Europe, 19-Jan-17 : 24 AH-64 Apaches from 1-501 AVN based at Fort Bliss, Texas will join the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade in their deployment to Europe as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve.

US Army Fields First Unit with AH-64E / RQ-7B Combo, 20-Mar-15 : The 1/501st Aviation Battalion on Fort Bliss, Texas was redesignated 3rd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment and now equipped with AH-64E Apache Guardian and RQ-7Bv2 Shadow unmanned aerial vehicle.




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