"Wings of Freedom"

1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment operates Lowe and Shell Army heliports. The battalion is tasked to train Initial Entry Rotary Wing students in UH-60, OH-58C, and UH-72 helicopters. This training includes basic war fighter skill, basic combat skills, and night/night vision goggle qualification.

1-212th AR also conducts aircraft qualification, instructor pilot and maintenance test pilot training in the UH-60A/L/M, as well as qualifications and instructor pilot training in the OH-58C, and UH-72 for aviation units Army-wide. The battalion also conducts the Army's only UH-60 non-rated crewmember standard instruction. As an extension of the State Department's Security Assistance Programs, the Battalion provides professional aviation and leadership education and training at the graduate and undergraduate level to eligible military, law enforcement and civilian personnel of partner nations world-wide.

Commander, 1-212th Aviation Regiment

Commander, 1-212th Aviation Regiment

Lt. Col. Samuel M. “Macky” Price III

Lt. Col.

Samuel M. “Macky” Price III, from Newberry, SC, enlisted as a 12B, Combat Engineer, in the South Carolina Army National Guard in 2002.  He graduated from The Citadel, The Military College of SC, in 2005 and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the Aviation Branch. After graduating from flight school at Fort Rucker, he was assigned as a Platoon Leader in Bravo Company, 2-25th Aviation Regiment (Wheeler Army Airfield, HI).  He then transitioned to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade... READ MORE

Command Sergeant Major, 1-212th Aviation Regiment

Command Sgt. Major, 1-212th Aviation Regiment

Command Sgt. Maj. Denep A. Garcia

Garcia’s leadership assignments include: armament and shops platoon sergeant with 1-82nd AVN; training NCO for Delta Co. AMC (Feel The Pain) 82nd CAB; production control NCOIC, 1-82nd AVN, Taskforce Wolfpack PC NCOIC, S3 NCOIC 2-210th AVN at Fort Eustis, Virginia; first sergeant, C Co., 2-210th with the 128th AVN, Fort Eustis; HHC first sergeant, 2-2 Assault Helicopter BN, Seoul Airbase, Korea; NCOIC, U.S. Army Aviation Test Directorate, Operational Test Command; and most recently as the aviation MOS portfolio manager, 128th... READ MORE