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4-159th Aviation Battalion

The 4th Battalion 159th Aviation regiment provides the XVIII Airborne Corps with non-divisional aviation intermediate maintenance for AH-64, UH-60, and CH-47D rotor aircraft.

The 4th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment was constituted in the Regular Army on July 1, 1968, as the 159th Aviation Battalion. Assigned to the 101st Airborne Division, as the 159th Aviation Battalion was activated in Vietnam less Company C which activated at Fort Sill, Oklahoma on July 24, 1968. The 159th Aviation Battalion was inactivated September 15, 1980 at Fort Campbell, Kentucky and relieved from the 101st Airborne Division on November 16, 1987. The 159th Aviation Battalion was reorganized and redesignated as 4th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regiment System with Headquarters at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

The 4th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment was activated October 16, 1995 at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Concurrently, I/159th Aviation Maintenance Company (AMC) was operationally moved from 189th Corps Support Battalion to join the new battalion. K/159th AMC was also simultaneously aligned under the 4th Battalion 159th Aviation Regiment, to remain at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. H/159th AMC was moved from Fort Campbell, Kentucky to Fort Bragg, North Carolina and placed under 4th Battalion 159th Aviation Regiment on January 16, 1996. H Company moved with 4/2 Cavalry to Fort Polk, Louisiana on April 17, 1997.



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