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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
Distinctive Unit Insignia 2 Avn Rgt DUI.png
Aircraft flown
Attack helicopter AH-64

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

  • HHC, Combat Aviation Brigade, 2d Infantry Division ("Talon")[1]
  • 1st Battalion (Attack), 2d Aviation Regiment ("Gunfighters" / "Strike Deep")[2]
  • 2d Battalion (Assault), 2d Aviation Regiment ("Wild Cards" / "Above the Best")[3]
  • 3d Battalion (General Support), 2d Aviation Regiment ("Nightmare") (GSAB)[4]
  • 4th Battalion (Attack), 2d Aviation Regiment ("Death Dealers" / "Shoot to Kill")[5]

See also


 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]

External links

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