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    US Army Aviation

    3rd CAB :

    1985 to present    


    3rd Combat Aviation Brigade US Army Aviation

    Established 1985 in Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. In 1996 was reactivated at Fort Stewart, part of 3rd Infantry Division.

    1-3 AVN Vipers - AH-64D
    2-3 AVN Knighthawks - UH-60L/M & CH-47
    3-17 Cav Lighthorse - AH-64D
    4-3 AVN Brawlers - UH-60M

    On December 28, 2015 more than 20 helicopters returned to the U.S. from Europe via cargo ship. They were unload at Charleston and flew home to Hunter Army Airfield, GA

    On October 2017, 3rd CAB deployed to Afghanistan as Task Force Falcon replacing the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade of the 7th Infantry Division
    In mid Oct 2019, 3rd CAB began a nine month rotation to Europe as part of Atlantic Resolve, relieving 1st CAB. The brigade deployed 75 helicopters by ship to Zeebrugge (37) and Volos (38).

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    1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment
    2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment
    3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment
    4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment

    News of 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade

    Dustoff: MedEvac Combat in Afghanistan, 15-Mar-18 : Since April 1962 when the 57th Medical Detachment Huey helicopters arrived in Vietnam, the term “Dustoff” become synonymous with medical evacuation missions. 3rd CAB continues tradition in Afghanistan

    Task Force Marauder in Afghanistan, 23-Nov-17 : US Army’s TF Marauder provides medevac and general air support for the Train, Advise, and Assist Command - West (TAAC-W) in Afghanistan

    Sling Load Inspector Certification Course, 03-May-16 : US Army 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade completed a new Sling Load Inspector Certification Course (SLICC) at Fort Stewart, Georgia

    3rd CAB Salutes Kiowa Helicopter During Final Flight, 19-May-15 : Pilots of 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade bid an emotional farewell to the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior scout helicopter during the final flight at Hunter Army Airfield May 13

    Exercise Combined Resolve IV in Germany, 23-Apr-15 : 4,700 participants from 10 NATO allies along partner nations of Moldova, Montenegro and Serbia will take part of Combined Resolve IV at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas May 1/June 26

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    1996/    Wright AAF Fort Stewart / Midcoast RegionalKLHW
    1985/    Hunter Army AirfieldKSVN


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    3rd CAB List of helicopters

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    C/NVersionBuiltIn this OrgIn other Org
    40469 oh-58a 69-16248 : 1976-1979 asg A Co 503rd CAB
    40512 oh-58a 69-16291 : 1976-1979 asg A Co 503rd CAB
    40608 oh-58a 70-15057 : 1976-1979 She was with A Co 503rd CAB; 1978 conv to OH-58C type
    13661 uh-1h 74-22337 : 1980-1981, Crewed this aircraft at Giessen Army Depot, Giessen, West Germa+


    oct-19jul-20 Operation Atlantic Resolve

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