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Lineage and Honors Information as of 29 March 2018

3d Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment
(The Helibraves)

  • Constituted 21 August 1978 in the Regular Army as Company C, 501st Aviation Battalion, an element of the 1st Armored Division, and activated in Germany
  • Inactivated 16 November 1987 in Germany
  • Relieved 16 September 1988 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division, withdrawn from the Regular Army, and allotted to the Army Reserve; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Battalion, 501st Aviation, and activated at Glenview, Illinois (organic elements constituted in the Regular Army and activated 16 October 1988 in Korea)
  • Location of headquarters changed 15 February 1993 to Fort Sheridan, Illinois
  • Battalion inactivated (less Companies A and B) 15 September 1995 at Fort Sheridan, Illinois; concurrently withdrawn from the Army Reserve and allotted to the Regular Army
  • (Companies A and B inactivated 15 January 1996 in Korea)
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as 3d Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment
  • Assigned 16 September 2011 to the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas

Campaign Participation Credit

  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined



By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Chief of Military History

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