77th Aviation Brigade (United States)

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77th Aviation Brigade
77AviationBdeSSI.svg
77th Aviation Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia[1]
Active 2008 - Present
Country United States
Allegiance United States Army
Type Aviation brigade
Role Aviation
Size Brigade
Insignia
Distinctive unit insignia 77 Avn Bde DUI.jpg

The 77th Aviation Brigade is an aviation brigade of the United States Army in the Arkansas Army National Guard. When federalized and mobilized for active service, the 77th Aviation Brigade comes under the command and control of the 11th Theater Aviation Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky.[2]

Four soldiers of the 77th Aviation Brigade lost their lives during an Iraq (Operation Iraqi Freedom) deployment in 2007:

  • Sergeant First Class John G. Brown, 43, of Little Rock, Ark., 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment (Air Assault), 77th Aviation Brigade, Camp Robinson, Ark.[3]
  • Major Michael V. Taylor, 40, of North Little Rock, Ark., 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment (Air Assault), 77th Aviation Brigade, Camp Robinson, Ark.
  • First Sergeant William T. Warren, 48, of North Little Rock, Ark., 1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment (Air Assault), 77th Aviation Brigade, Camp Robinson, Ark.
  • Captain Sean E. Lyerly'1st Battalion, 185th Aviation Regiment (Air Assault), 77th Aviation Brigade, Camp Robinson, Ark.

Order of battle[edit]

The 77th Aviation Brigade currently consists of the following units:

  • Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 77th Aviation Brigade AR ARNG
  • 147 Avn Rgt DUI.jpg 1st Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment (Assault Helicopter) WI ARNG
  • 207 Avn Rgt DUI.jpg 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment (Assault Helicopter) AK ARNG
  • 2nd Battalion, 238th Aviation Regiment (General Support) IN ARNG
  • 285 Avn Rgt DUI.png 2nd Battalion, 285th Aviation Regiment (Assault Helicopter) AZ ARNG
  • 777th Aviation Support Battalion (Aviation) AR ARNG

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Institute of Heraldry: 77th Aviation Brigade shoulder sleeve insignia
  2. ^ Army Aviation in the National Guard, by COL Karen Gattis, USAWC Class of 2009.
  3. ^ Stone, David, Joint Burial – 12 Crew & Passengers "Easy 40" ANC(Blackhawk crash 7 Jan to be buried at ANC), 6 October 2007|