159th Combat Aviation Brigade

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
159th Combat Aviation Brigade
Active 1992-
Country USA
Branch United States Army Aviation Branch
Type Aviation
Part of 101st Airborne Division
Garrison/HQ Fort Campbell
Distinctive Unit Insignia 159 Avn Rgt DUI.jpg

The 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) is part of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. The 101st Airborne Division is the only division with two aviation brigades. The other aviation brigade in the division is the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade.

The lineage of the 159th Aviation Brigade is separate from that of the Viet Nam-era 159th Aviation Battalion and the later 159th Aviation Regiment.

It was constituted 16 October 1992 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 159th Aviation Group, and activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. It was then reorganized and redesignated 16 June 1998 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 159th Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division.

Subordinate units[edit]