1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment


The 1st Battalion, 228th Aviation Regiment supports the U. S. Southern Command's engagement and security cooperation strategy under Army South, providing heavy lift, medical evacuation and general aviation support, spanning the area of responsibility, in support of Joint Task Force-Bravo. It is a composite battalion with UH-60 and HH60 Blackhawks, and CH-47 Chinooks, providing airlift and evacuation capabilities to the region. 

Typical missions conducted by this one of a kind battalion include countering transnational organized crime, humanitarian assistance, disaster relief, air movement of people, equipment and supplies, aero-medical evacuation, and limited search and rescue. In addition to these operations, the battalion has provided aerial firefighting capabilities and has actively participated in counter narcotics missions and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief efforts throughout Central America and the Caribbean.