The 110th Aviation Brigade consists of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company which provides staff assistance to four battalions, each with a unique mission.
The 1-11th aviation regiment, reassigned to 110th Aviation Brigade in October 2010, provides air traffic services for all aviation training for U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence — including the operation of the Army’s largest radar approach control.
The 1-14th aviation regiment at Hanchey Army Heliport trains aviators in the AH-64D/E aircraft.
The 1-212th aviation regiment at Lowe AHP and Shell AHP trains aviators in the UH-60A/L/M aircraft and provides evaluation flights for the Initial Entry Rotary Wing student's basic combat skills phases of training. B Company, 1-212th Aviation Regiment (formerly the 2-210th Helicopter School Battalion), trains Spanish students in the UH-60 and OH-58C aircraft at Lowe and Shell AHPs. The brigade also provides crash rescue and air ambulance support to USAACE and surrounding communities and serves as the Department of the Army Night Vision Device Training and Operations Staff Agency.
The 1-223rd aviation regiment at Cairns Army Airfield and Knox AHP trains aviators and flight engineers in the CH-47D/F aircraft, primary and instrument evaluations, and all fixed-wing qualification courses.
When the brigade assumed the numerical designation as the 110th Aviation Brigade in March 2005, it inherited an illustrious lineage. The noteworthy history of the 110th Aviation Brigade represents the untiring efforts of true professionals and serves as a solid foundation for future endeavors.
The 10th Aviation Group was activated on June 30, 1965, and evolved from the 10th Air Transport Brigade (Test). It supported the 11th Air Assault Division. When the 11th was disbanded, the 10th remained at Fort Benning, Georgia, to provide all aspects of training for aviation companies preparing to deploy to Vietnam. The 10th Aviation Group was inactivated and re-designated back to the 10th Aviation Group in 2004. On March 1, 2005, the 10th Aviation Group was re-designated as the 110th Aviation Brigade. The Aviation Training Brigade at Fort Rucker assumed this unit designation and lineage on the same day. The mission of the 110th Aviation Brigade is to provide the Army and allied forces with professionally trained aviators and non-rated crew members through planning, coordinating, and executing formal flight instruction at the undergraduate and graduate level.
Commander, 110th Aviation Brigade
Colonel Keith Hill is a distinguished military graduate from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse and commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in Army Aviation in 2001. In March 2003, he graduated from the Aviation Officer Basic Course and the OH-58D AQC at Fort Novosel, Alabama.
Col. Hill began his career as an aero-scout Platoon Leader with 1-4 Cavalry, 1st ID, Schweinfurt, Germany, where he deployed with the Squadron in support of Operation... READ MORE
Command CWO, 110th Aviation Brigade
Chief Warrant Officer Five Robert E. Macy is a native of West Plains, Missouri. He entered the Army in 1994 as an airborne infantryman. In 1998, he attended Advanced Individual Training to become an intelligence analyst. In 2002, Macy graduated from the Warrant Officer Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course as an UH-60A Blackhawk aviator. He is a graduate of the UH-60A/L Instructor Pilot Course, Rotary-Wing Instrument Examiner Course, Aviation Tactical Operations Officer Course, Aviation Master Gunner Course, Aviation... READ MORE
Command Sgt. Maj, 110th Aviation Brigade
Command Sgt. Maj. Julio T. Santos is a native of Virginia’s Washington Metropolitan Area. He entered service with the U.S. Army on September 27, 1997. Upon graduation from Basic Training and Advanced Individual Training, he was awarded the military occupational specialty of 15U, CH-47 Medium Helicopter Repairer. Santos’ assignments include C Company 159th Fort Bragg, North Carolina; F Co., 159th Giebelstadt, Germany; A and B Co., 3/160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment SOAR (A) at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. READ MORE