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634th Division Aviation Support Battalion

The 634th Division Aviation Support Battalion provides dedicated division level logistics to a heavy aviation brigade to include the cavalry squadron

Three company sized units comprise the Division Aviation Support Battalion. The Headquarters/Supply Company contains the battalion headquarters and the supply company responsible for providing fuel, food and ammunition to the Aviation Brigade organizations. The Class III section operates a Fuel System Supply Point (FSSP) capable of storing 60,000 gallons of aviation fuel in addition to Hemet fuel tankers and 500 gallon drums. Company A is an Aviation Intermediate Maintenance company with repair and diagnostic equipment to enable the unit to either repair helicopter systems far forward or sub systems in the division rear area. Company B is a ground maintenance company with repair and diagnostic equipment to enable the unit to repair non-air equipment either in the division rear area or forward in a maneuver brigade area.

The battalion headquarters provides the command and control functions. It has six sections: Command, Unit Ministry, S1, S2/S3, Support Operations, and S4. The supply company supports the aviation brigade by providing receipt, storage, and issue of Class I, II, III(p), IV and VII items. It supports bulk Class III and Class V operations through the Forward Ammunition Refueling Points resupply section.

Company A, the aviation maintenance company, provides aviation intermediate and reinforcing aviation unit maintenance to divisional aircraft at it base location in the brigade support area. The AVIM company provides a one-stop maintenance facility in the brigade support area and maintenance forward with contact teams comprised from personnel from its helicopter system repair platoon. The company has platoons for helicopter systems repair and aircraft maintenance repair.

Company B, the ground maintenance company, provides unit maintenance for all Aviation Support Battalion non-air items and direct support maintenance for Aviation Brigade and Aviation Support Battalion non-air items, including automotive, engineer, utility, power generation, C-E equipment, and small arms. It also operates a collocated authorized stockage list for ground and air Class IX. The unit's Cavalry Support Team provides habitual support to cavalry troops that routinely operate in a maneuver brigade support area. Ad Hoc maintenance teams also provide habitual support to the forward area refuel/rearm points (FARP) operated by aviation units within the maneuver brigade area.

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