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82nd Aviation Regiment (United States)

The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade is part of the 82nd Airborne Division of the U.S. Army.

82nd Combat Aviation Brigade
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Active1957
CountryUSA
BranchUnited States Army Aviation Branch
TypeAviation
Motto(s)GROUND AIR MOBILITY
ColorsUltramarine Blue, Golden orange
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia
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Unit beret flashes of the Regiment, 1st, 2nd, and 3rd BattalionsUS Army 82nd Aviation Regiment Flashs.png
Aircraft flown
Attack helicopter
AH-64D Apache
Cargo helicopter
CH-47F Chinook
Utility helicopter
UH-60L Black Hawk
Reconnaissance
MQ-1C Gray Eagle and AH-64

HistoryEdit

LineageEdit

Constituted 1 September 1957 in the Regular Army as the 82nd Aviation Company, assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

Reorganized and redesignated 7 December 1962 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Aviation Battalion (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated).

Relieved 15 January 1987 from assignment to the 82nd Airborne Division; concurrently reorganized and redesignated as the 82nd Aviation, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System.

Distinctive Unit InsigniaEdit

  • Description

A Silver color metal and enamel device 1 1/8 inches in height overall consisting of a shield blazoned: Checky Azure and Argent, a chess knight in profile Sable between two wings displayed inverted Or. Attached below the shield is a Silver scroll inscribed "GROUND AIR MOBILITY" in Black letters.

  • Symbolism

Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors used for Aviation. The checky field represents a chess board, symbolic of the battlefield, and refers to the strategy of war. The knight, considered the most versatile piece to guard and aid the queen, placed between wings, symbolizes the mission of the unit and its versatility.

  • Background

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 82d Aviation Battalion on 8 February 1963. It was amended to change the color of the shield on 26 August 1981. The insignia was redesignated for the 82d Aviation Regiment with the description amended on 27 February 1987.

Coat of ArmsEdit

BlazonEdit

  • Shield

Checky Azure and Argent, a chess knight in profile Sable between two wings displayed inverted Or.

  • Crest

From a wreath Argent and Azure, between two palm fronds Vert a pheon Or superimposed by a sword of the first hilted Gules. Motto GROUND AIR MOBILITY.

  • Symbolism
  • Shield

Ultramarine blue and golden orange are the colors used for Aviation. The checky field represents a chess board, symbolic of the battlefield, and refers to the strategy of war. The knight, considered the most versatile piece to guard and aid the queen, placed between wings, symbolizes the missions of the unit and its versatility.

  • Crest

The unit's campaign participation in Grenada is commemorated by the colors of the design elements (yellow, red and green) adapted from the flag of Grenada. The pheon alludes to attack capabilities, swiftness and accuracy in flight. The unsheathed sword symbolizes military preparedness and combat service. The red color of the hilt honors the organization's Meritorious Unit Commendation earned in Southwest Asia. The palm fronds represent victory and their two Southwest Asia campaigns: Defense of Saudi Arabia and the Liberation and Defense of Kuwait.

  • Background

The coat of arms was originally approved for the 82d Aviation Battalion on 8 February 1963. It was amended to change the color of the shield on 26 August 1981. It was redesignated for the 82d Aviation Regiment on 27 February 1987. The coat of arms was amended to include a crest on 7 August 2003.

Current Configuration of the CAB, 82nd Airborne DivisionEdit

 
AH-64D Apaches from 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, descends onto the forward rearming and refueling point to re-load its weapon systems, during an aerial gunnery exercise, at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., 26 Oct.. 2016.
  • 1st Battalion (Attack), 82nd Aviation Regiment (1st Attack Battalion 82nd Aviation Regiment)
  • 2nd Battalion (Assault), 82nd Aviation Regiment (2nd Assault Battalion 82nd Aviation Regiment) "Corsair"
    • Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC)
    • A Company "Redhawks
    • B Company "Cavemen"
    • C Company "Vipers"
    • D Company "Dog Pound"
    • E Company "Lancers"
  • 3rd Battalion (General Support), 82nd Aviation Regiment (3rd General Support Battalion 82nd Aviation Regiment) "Talons" (Previously 3rd Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment)[1]
    • Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC)
    • A Company "Mustangs"
    • B Company "Flippers"
    • C Company "All American Dustoff"
    • D Company "Darkhorse"
    • E Company
    • F Company "Bad Boys"
  • Company D, 82nd Aviation Regiment (MQ-1C Gray Eagle UAV unit)
  • 1st Squadron (Reconnaissance), 17th Cavalry Regiment (1st Reconnaissance Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment) (OH-58D) – changing to AH-64 during 2017.
  • 122nd Aviation Support Battalion (122nd ASB)[2]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "82nd Aviation Regiment".

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ Bernstein 2005, p. 88.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 17 January 2017. Retrieved 18 January 2017.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

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