The 128th Aviation Brigade is composed of three battalions:
1st Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment trains the Military Occupational Specialties 15F, Aircraft Electrician; 15H, Aircraft Pneudraulics Repairer; 15N, Avionic Mechanic; 15R, AH-64D Attack Helicopter Repairer; 15Y, AH-64D Armament/Electrical/Avionics Repairer; and the 151A, Aviation Maintenance Technician Warrant Officer Basic and Advanced Courses for the AH-64D Apache weapon system.
2nd Battalion, 210th Aviation Regiment trains MOSs 15B, Aircraft Powerplant Repairer; 15D, Aircraft Powertrain Repairer; 15G, Aircraft Structural Repairer; 15T, UH-60A/L/M Helicopter Repairer; and 15U, CH-47F Helicopter Repairer.
1st Battalion, 222nd Aviation Regiment is the student battalion, responsible for shaping the student Soldiers into members of the Aviation Branch through the lessons of Army Values, Aviation Safety, Warrior Tasks, and Battle Drills, in addition to a solid physical training program.
The 128th Aviation Brigade carries on the proud tradition of those who have gone before, ensuring training is realistic, relevant, and rigorous, enabling graduates to make an immediate and positive impact at their first duty assignment.
Excellence in Aviation Logistics starts here at the 128th Aviation Brigade and continues to be Above the Best!
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Army Aviation Training began in 1942 at Fort Sill, Oklahoma, with light, fixed-wing airplanes; helicopters were introduced into the inventory in the late 1940s. Aviation Logistics Training began at the Transportation School in 1954.
On April 12, 1983, Army Aviation was established as a basic branch and, shortly thereafter, the U.S. Army Transportation and Aviation Logistics School was created at Fort Eustis, Virginia. On October 1, 1988, Aviation Logistics Training was separated from the Transportation School, becoming the U.S. Army Aviation Logistics School, and was placed under the command and control of the U.S. Army Aviation Center and Fort Rucker. In 2008, USAALS became the first TRADOC School to achieve an accreditation of Training Institute of Excellence. In 2011, USAALS once again received the top rating, becoming the first training institution to receive two such ratings.
In September 2011, the decision was made that USAALS would transform into a training brigade to accomplish both its training mission and provide brigade level command and control over its staff and faculty, cadre, and students.
On February 1, 2012, the 128th Aviation Brigade was activated. The 128th Aviation Brigade has a short, yet courageous, lineage, earning its motto "Born Under Fire" by fighting as a provisional unit during Operation Just Cause in December 1989. It was activated on January 16, 1990 in Panama and served until 1995 when it was inactivated. The Brigade was awarded the Armed Forces Expedition - Panama campaign streamer.
Commander, 128th Aviation Brigade
Col. Paul W. Moreshead is a career Army Aviation Officer and UH-60 Blackhawk Pilot with more than 22 years of service in operational Army and Department of Defense assignments. Col. Moreshead graduated from flight school in May of 2002 and spent more than 6 years assigned to the 25th Infantry Division in Hawaii from 2002 to 2008. This tour included 27 months deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq, where he served in multiple positions culminating as a Blackhawk company commander... READ MORE
Command CWO, 128th Aviation Brigade
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Don Chambers graduated and commissioned from the Fort Rucker, Alabama, U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence Warrant Officer Career College in December 2004. He attended the Warrant Officer Aviation Maintenance Manager Course, Aviation Life Support Equipment, Intermediate Level Education, and Senior Staff Course at Fort Rucker and the Armament Maintenance Technician, Aviation Maintenance Technician Basic and Advanced Courses at Fort Eustis, Virginia. Chambers assignments include... READ MORE
Command Sgt. Major, 128th Aviation Brigade
Command Sgt. Maj. James H. Ligons is a native of Aiken, S.C. He grew up in a family of nine, seven boys and two girls. He enlisted in the U.S. Army as an Observation Helicopter Mechanic (OH-58A/C) in August 1995. His assignments and deployments include: Camp Mobile, Korea; Fort Hood, Texas; Buedenging, Germany; Fort Eustis, Virginia; Fort Drum, New York; Camp Humphreys, Korea; and Fort Wainwright, Alaska.
Command Sgt. Maj. Ligons’ military and civilian education includes... READ MORE