227th Aviation Regiment
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The Army did not begin a formal program for determining lineage and honors until the 1920s. Before that time, considerable confusion existed within the Army about the accepted procedures and methods for determining the prior history of units and their entitlement to battle honors. With the demobilization of the Army following World War I, many distinguished units were lost from the rolls. To avert such problems in the future, the Historical Section of the Army War College assumed responsibility for maintaining historical information about Army units: thus lineage work began.

Today the Force Structure and Unit History Branch continues the work begun by the Historical Section of the Army War College. The branch maintains historical information on active and inactive units in all components - Regular Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard, and prepares official Lineage and Honors Certificates. On the basis of research in primary and secondary material, the certificates outline the major organizational changes undergone by the unit and provide a list of the official battle honors (campaign credit and decorations) that the unit has earned. The information contained on the certificates is reformatted for publication in the Army Lineage Series

While it would take a book to recount the rich history brought about by the changes of each unit in the 227th Aviation Regiment, an overall look at the major reorganizational elements of the Regimental Lineage presents a picture of an organization that was accustomed to fighting and brought strength from change.



227th Aviation Regiment
Lineage

01 February 1963; Constituted in the Regular Army as the 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion and assigned to the 11th Air Assault Division.

11 - 18 Feburary 1963; Activated at Fort Benning, Georgia.

01 July 1965; Reorganized and redesignated as the 227th Aviation Battalion; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 11th Air Assault Division and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. Subordinate elements consisted of "HHC", "A", "B", "C" and "D" Companies.

30 August 1971; "D" Company inactivated in Vietnam.

19 November 1974; Headquarters and Headquarters Company reorganized and redesignated as the 227th Aviation Company. (Organic elements concurrently inactivated.)

21 May 1978; The 227th Aviation Company reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 227th Aviation Battalion. (Organic elements concurrently activated.)

21 May 1978; Company "E", 227th Aviation Company constituted in the Regular Army and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

15 December 1980; Company "D" reactivated as the General Support Aviation Company, 227th Aviation Battalion and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

30 September 1983; Company "E", 227th Aviation Regiment inactivated and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

December 1983; General Support Aviation Company, 227th Aviation Regiment ......

20 December 1985; 227th Aviation Battalion deactivated and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

16 July 1987; Companies "D" and "E", 227th Aviation Battalion reactivated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

16 July 1987; 227th Aviation Company reorganized and redesignated as Company "E", 227th Aviation Regiment.

16 July 1987; 19th Aviation Company reorganized and redesignated as Company "E", 227th Aviation Regiment.

06 November 1992; Company "D", 227th Aviation Regiment redesignated as 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment (Provisional).

16 December 1993; 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment (Provisional) activated, redesignated the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

25 June 1997; 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment redesignated as 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment.


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1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment
Lineage

01 February 1963; Constituted in the Regular Army as the 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion and assigned to the 11th Air Assault Division.

11 - 18 February 1963; Activated at Fort Benning, Georgia.

01 July 1965; Reorganized and redesignated as the 227th Aviation Battalion; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 11th Air Assault Division and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. Subordinate elements consisted of "HHC", "A", "B", "C" and "D" Companies.

30 August 1971; "D" Company inactivated in Vietnam.

19 November 1974; Headquarters and Headquarters Company reorganized and redesignated as the 227th Aviation Company. (Organic elements concurrently inactivated.)

21 May 1978; The 227th Aviation Company reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 227th Aviation Battalion. (Organic elements concurrently activated.)

21 May 1978; Company "E", 227th Aviation Company constituted in the Regular Army and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

15 December 1980; Company "D" reactivated as the General Support Aviation Company, 227th Aviation Battalion and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

30 September 1983; Company "E", 227th Aviation Regiment inactivated and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

December 1983; The General Support Aviation Company, 227th Aviation Regiment ......

20 December 1985; 227th Aviation Battalion deactivated and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

16 July 1987; Companies "D" and "E", 227th Aviation Battalion reactivated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

16 July 1987; 227th Aviation Company reorganized and redesignated as Company "E", 227th Aviation Regiment.

16 July 1987; 19th Aviation Company reorganized and redesignated as Company "E", 227th Aviation Regiment.

06 November 1992; Company "D", 227th Aviation Regiment redesignated as 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment (Provisional) (See separate lineage).


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2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment
Lineage

01 July 1965; 110th Aviation Company (Aerial Weapons), reorganized and redesignated as "D" Company, 227th Aviation Battalion, an element of the 1st Cavalry Division; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 11th Air Assault Division and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

30 August 1971; "D" Company inactivated in Vietnam.

15 December 1980; Company "D" reactivated as the General Support Aviation Company, 227th Aviation Battalion and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

20 December 1985; "D" Company, 227th Aviation Battalion deactivated and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

16 July 1987; Companies "D", 227th Aviation Battalion reactivated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

06 November 1992; Company "D", 227th Aviation Regiment redesignated as 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment (Provisional).

16 December 1993; 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment (Provisional) activated, redesignated the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

25 June 1997; 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment redesignated as 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment.

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3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment
Lineage

01 February 1963; Constituted in the Regular Army as "C" Company, 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion, an element of the 11th Air Assault Division.

18 July, 1963: Activated at Fort Benning, Georgia.

01 July7, 1965; Reorganized and redesignated as "C" Company, 227th Aviation Battalion, an element of the 1st Cavalry Division.

19 November, 1974; Inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas.

21 May 1978; Activated at Fort Hood, Texas.

01 September, 1985; Inactivated at Fort Hood, Texas.

16 July, 1987; Redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation, relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division, assigned to the 3rd Armored Division, and activated in Germany (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated).

15 February, 1996; Battalion inactivated in Germany and relieved from assignment to the 3rd Armored Division,

01 October, 2005; Redesignated as 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment.

16 April, 2006; Activated at Fort Hood, Texas, and assigned to the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division.


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4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment
Lineage

01 July 1965; 110th Aviation Company (Aerial Weapons), reorganized and redesignated as "D" Company, 227th Aviation Battalion, an element of the 1st Cavalry Division; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 11th Air Assault Division and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

30 August 1971; "D" Company inactivated in Vietnam.

15 December 1980; Company "D" reactivated as the General Support Aviation Company, 227th Aviation Battalion and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

20 December 1985; "D" Company, 227th Aviation Battalion deactivated and relieved from assignment to the 1st Cavalry Division.

16 July 1987; Companies "D", 227th Aviation Battalion reactivated and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

06 November 1992; Company "D", 227th Aviation Regiment redesignated as 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment (Provisional).

16 December 1993; 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment (Provisional) activated, redesignated the 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division.

25 June 1997; 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment redesignated as 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment.


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The history of the 227th Aviation Regiment recorded the following significant events occurring on the dates listed.



227th Aviation Regiment
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1963
Constituted in the Regular Army as the 227th Assault Helicopter Battalion and assigned to the 11th Air Assault Division. (01 February)

1963
Activated at Fort Benning, Georgia. (11 - 18 February)

1965
Reorganized and redesignated as the 227th Aviation Battalion; concurrently relieved from assignment to the 11th Air Assault Division and assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division. (01 July)

1968
CW2 Fredrick E. Ferguson, C-227 Aviation Battalion earns the Medal of Honor. (31 January)

1971
Company "D" inactivated in Vietnam. (30 August)

1974
Headquarters and Headquarters Company reorganized and redesignated as the 227th Aviation Company. (Organic elements concurrently inactivated.) (19 November)

1978
The 227th Aviation Company reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 227th Aviation Battalion. (Organic elements concurrently activated.) (21 May)


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