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1st Battalion (General Support), 214th Aviation

The 1st Battalion (General Support), 214th Aviation Regiment was first constituted on 1 July 1981 in the Regular Army as Company A, 214th Aviation Battalion, and activated at Fort Lewis, Washington, as an element of the 9th Infantry Division. The Company was inactivated on 15 September 1986 at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

The unit was redesignated on 16 August 1987 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation, and relieved from assignment to the 9th Infantry Division. It was concurrently withdrawn from the Regular Army, allotted to the Army Reserve, and activated at Los Alamitos, California with its organic elements concurrently constituted and activated. The Battalion was inactivated on 15 September 1996 at Los Alamitos, California.

Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation was redesignated on 16 September 1998 as Company A, 214th Aviation. It was concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve, allotted to the Regular Army, and activated in Germany. The remainder of the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation, was concurrently disbanded.

Company A, 214th Aviation, was reorganized and redesignated on 16 October 2000 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation with its organic elements concurrently constituted and activated. The only subordinate battalion of the 26th Area Support Group, 21st Theater Support Command that was not a base support battalion, this unique Battalion provided direct aviation support to the commanding general and headquarters of US Army Europe. Its elements were based in Heidelberg and Stuttgart, Germany.

In 2006, as part of a realignment of US forces in Europe, as well as thet transformation of the US Army to the modular force structure, 1-214th Aviation was reorganized as a general support aviation battalion and attached to the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade, V Corps.

As part of continuing restructuring of US forces in Europe, it was announced on 1 March 2013 that the 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment structure would be reduced at Clay Kaserne, Wiesbaden, by 190 soldier spaces and at Landstuhl Heliport by 50 soldier spaces by 2016.




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