The 110th Aviation Brigade consists of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company which provides staff assistance to four battalions. Each battalion has 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 1-223rd 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.
C Company, 1-223rd Aviation Regiment (formerly 3-210th Aviation Regiment), conducts training in the Mi-17 helicopter. 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 students' 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.
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, Ga., to provide all aspects of training for Aviation companies preparing to deploy to Vietnam. The 10th Aviation Group was inactivated and redesignated back to the 10th Aviation Group in 2004. On March 1, 2005, the 10th Aviation Group was redesignated 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 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
Col. George Ferido was born in the Philippines and raised in Wahiawa, Hawaii. He enlisted in the military in 1987 and served six years in the Army Reserves. Ferido attended Chaminade University and received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics. He was commissioned from the University of Hawaii ROTC program as a distinguished military graduate. Upon graduation, he attended the Initial Entry Rotary Wing Course and Aviation Officer Basic Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama. He holds a master’s degree in military science from the U.S... READ MORE
Command Sgt. Maj, 110th Aviation Brigade
Command Sgt. Maj. Brandi N. Whitman was born in Chicago, Illinois, and was raised in Tonopah, Nevada. She enlisted in the U.S. Army on February 14, 1995, and completed Flight Operations Course at Fort Rucker, Alabama, in April 1995. Whitman has served in a variety of duty and leadership positions from Flight Operations through Battalion Command Sergeant Major. Her assignments include: Flight Operations in Camp Humphrey, Korea; S1,S2,S3 NCOIC in Katterbach, Germany; Brigade and Battalion S3 NCOIC at Fort... READ MORE