1-228th Change of Command
U. S. Army Lt. Col. Shane Mendenhall assumes command of the 1-228th Aviation Regiment at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras by accepting the guidon from U. S. Army Col. Thomas Boccardi, the Joint Task Force-Bravo commander, June 16, 2014. Mendenhall assumed command from outgoing commander U. S. Army Lt. Col. E. J. Irvin, II. The 1-228th Aviation Regiment, under U. S. Army South, has directly supported the U. S. Southern Command's engagement and security cooperation strategy. This one-of-a-kind battalion provides heavy lift, medical evacuation, general aviation and VIP support spanning the area of responsibility in support of Joint Task Force-Bravo. The regiment has actively participated in counter narcotics missions and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief support throughout Central America. (Photo by Martin Chahin)

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