2nd Aviation Regiment (United States)

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2nd Aviation Regiment
2 AvnRgtCOA.jpg
coat of arms
Active 1957
Country USA
Branch Aviation
Type Aviation
Part of 2nd Infantry Division
Motto(s) EXCELSUS (Lofty)
Colors Ultramarine Blue, Golden orange
Insignia
Distinctive Unit Insignia 2 Avn Rgt DUI.png
Aircraft flown
Attack helicopter AH-64
Cargo helicopter CH-47
Multirole helicopter UH-60
Observation helicopter OH-58

The 2nd Aviation Regiment is an aviation regiment of the U.S. Army.

The distinctive unit insignia was originally approved for the 2d Aviation Battalion on 5 August 1963. It was redesignated for the 2d Aviation Regiment and amended to update the symbolism on 8 December 1988.

Current configuration[edit]

  • 2 Infantry Div DUI.PNG Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC)
  • HHC, Combat Aviation Brigade, 2d Infantry Division ("Talon")[1]
  • 2 Avn Rgt DUI.png1st Battalion (Attack), 2d Aviation Regiment ("Gunfighters" / "Strike Deep")[2]
  • 2 Avn Rgt DUI.png 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment (Assault) (UH/UL −60) – "Wild Card"
  • 2 Avn Rgt DUI.png 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment (General Support) (CH-47F, UH/UL-60) – "Nightmare"
  • 2 Avn Rgt DUI.png 4th Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment (Attack) (AH-64D) – "Death Dealer"
  • US Army Quartermaster Regimental DUI.gif 602nd Support Battalion (Aviation) – "Warhorse", Task Force Ready
  • 17thCavRegtDUI.gif 1st Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment (Reconnaissance) (OH-58D) - "Saber", Rotational Forces Deployment

See also[edit]

References[edit]

 This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Army Institute of Heraldry document "2nd Aviation Regiment".

  • Historical register and dictionary of the United States Army, from ..., Volume 1 By Francis Bernard Heitman [2]
  • Encyclopedia of United States Army insignia and uniforms By William K. Emerson (page 51).[3]

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