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1st Battalion - 238th Aviation Regiment (ATK HEL)

On September 27, 2001, the 1st Battalion, 238th Aviation, held a ceremony to mark the retirement of the last of the unit's AH-1 Cobras. At its high point, the battalion was equipped with 24 Cobras.

Of the last 5 AH-1 possessed by the unit, the two operable aircraft departed for Fort Drum to be decomissioned while the remaining three were to stripped of their engines and weapons and used as museum displays around the state of Michigan.

The AH-1s are to be eventually replaced by AH-64 Apache helicopters, but until then, the unit was to operate on an interim basis the OH-58 Kiowa helicopter.



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