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Unit History: Air Assault Battalion

Air Assault Battalion
1.  MISSION.  TO PERFORM AIR ASSAULT AND AIR MOVEMENT
OPERATIONS WITHIN THE DIVISION’S AREA OF OPERATIONS.
 
2.  ASSIGNMENT.  ORGANIC TO THE DIVISION AVIATION BRIGADE, TOE
01200A, AIR ASSAULT DIVISION.
 
3.  CAPABILITIES.
 
   A.  AT LEVEL 1, THIS UNIT PROVIDES:
 
       (1)  AIRLIFT FOR TWO INFANTRY RIFLE COMPANIES IN A
SINGLE LIFT WHEN AT LEAST 80 PERCENT OF THE ORGANIC ASSAULT
AIRCRAFT ARE AVAILABLE FOR FLIGHT.
 
       (2)  AIR MOVEMENT OF TROOPS, SUPPLIES, AND EQUIPMENT.
 
       (3) UH-60 AIRCRAFT FOR AUGMENTATIVE AEROMEDICAL
EVACUATION WHEN MEDICAL AIRCRAFT ARE INADEQUATE OR NOT READILY
AVAILABLE.
 
       (4) UH-60 AIRCRAFT FOR AUGMENTATIVE EVACUATION OF
DOWNED AIRCRAFT WHEN REQUIRED BY METT-T OR THE NONAVAILABILITY
OF LOGISTICS SUPPORT AIRCRAFT.
 
       (5) CONTINUOUS DAY AND NIGHT OPERATIONS DURING VISUAL
AND MARGINAL WEATHER CONDITIONS AND LIMITED OPERATIONS DURING
INSTRUMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS.
 
       (6) UNIT LEVEL PERSONNEL SERVICE SUPPORT, INCLUDING
PERSONNEL, ADMINISTRATIVE, LEGAL, HEALTH, AND RELIGIOUS
SERVICES, FOR ALL ORGANIC OR ATTACHED UNITS.
 
       (7) UNIT LEVEL LOGISTICAL SUPPORT, INCLUDING SUPPLY,
AUTOMOTIVE AND COMMUNICATIONS MAINTENANCE, AND FOOD SERVICE
FOR ALL ORGANIC OR ATTACHED UNITS.
 
       (8) AVIATION UNIT MAINTENANCE (AVUM) FOR ALL ORGANIC
AIRCRAFT.
 
   B.  THE COLUMNS UNDER LEVELS 2 AND 3 ADAPT THIS TABLE
FOR REDUCED OPERATIONAL CAPABILITIES IN DECREMENTS OF 10%,
FROM APPROXIMATELY 90% FOR LEVEL 2 TO APPROXIMATELY 80% FOR
LEVEL 3.
 
   C.  THIS UNIT IS NOT ADAPTABLE TO TYPE B ORGANIZATION.
 
   D.  THE COLUMNS DESIGNATED BY LEVELS 1 THROUGH 3 ARE
DESIGNED TO RELATE TO CATEGORIES ESTABLISHED IN AR 220-1,
UNIT STATUS REPORTING.
 
   E. INDIVIDUALS OF THIS ORGANIZATION, EXCEPT THE CHAPLAIN
AND MEDICAL PERSONNEL, CAN ASSIST IN THE COORDINATED DEFENSE
OF THE UNIT’S AREA OR INSTALLATION.
 
   F. THIS UNIT PERFORMS UNIT MAINTENANCE FOR ALL ORGANIC
EQUIPMENT EXCEPT MEDICAL AND COMMUNICATIONS SECURITY (COMSEC)
ITEMS.
 
   G. THIS UNIT IS DEPENDENT UPON:
 
      (1)  APPROPRIATE ELEMENTS OF THE DIVISION OR CORPS FOR
LEGAL, FINANCE, AND LOGISTICAL SUPPORT, INCLUDING SUPPLEMENTAL
TRANSPORTATION.
 
      (2)  THE U.S. AIR FORCE WEATHER TEAM IN THE HHC OF THE
DIVISION AVIATION BRIGADE, TOE 01202A, FOR AIR WEATHER SERVICE
SUPPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH AR 115-10/AFR 105-3 AND FM
34-81/AFR 105-4.
 
4.  BASIS OF ALLOCATION.  THREE PER DIVISION AVIATION BRIGADE,
TOE 01200A.
 
5.  CATEGORY.  THIS UNIT IS DESIGNATED A CATEGORY II UNIT.
FOR UNIT CATEGORIES, SEE AR 310-25
 
6.  MOBILITY.  FOR THE MOBILITY OF THE COMPONENT ORGANIZATIONS
OF THIS BATTALION SEE SECTION 1, GENERAL, OF THE RESPECTIVE
TABLES OF ORGANIZATION AND EQUIPMENT LISTED AS PARAGRAPHS IN
SECTION II OF THIS TABLE.
 
7.  DOCTRINE.  THE FOLLOWING DOCTRINAL PUBLICATIONS ARE
APPLICABLE TO THE OPERATION OF THIS UNIT:
 
   FM 1-100,   DOCTRINAL PRINCIPLES FOR ARMY AVIATION IN
               COMBAT OPERATIONS
   FM 1-101,   AVIATION BATTLEFIELD SURVIVABILITY
   FM 1-102,   ARMY AVIATION IN AN NBC ENVIRONMENT
   FM 1-103,   AIRSPACE MANAGEMENT AND ARMY AIR TRAFFIC IN A
               COMBAT ZONE
   FM 1-104,   TACTICS, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCEDURES FOR
               FORWARD ARMING AND REFUELING POINTS
   FM 1-106,   AVIATION SELF-DEPLOYMENT PLANNING
   FM 1-111,   AVIATION BRIGADES
   FM 1-113,   TACTICS, TECHNIQUES, AND PROCEDURES FOR
               ASSAULT HELICOPTER UNITS
   FM 1-202,   ENVIRONMENTAL FLIGHT
   FM 1-203,   FUNDAMENTALS OF FLIGHT
   FM 1-230,   METEOROLOGY FOR ARMY AVIATORS
   FM 1-240,   INSTRUMENT FLYING AND NAVIGATION FOR ARMY
               AVIATORS
   FM 1-300,   FLIGHT OPERATIONS PROCEDURES
   FM 1-302,   AVIATION LIFE SUPPORT EQUIPMENT (ALSE) FOR
               ARMY AIRCREWS
   FM 1-303,   AIR TRAFFIC FACILITY OPERATIONS AND TRAINING
   FM 1-500,   ARMY AVIATION MAINTENANCE
   FM 1-506,   FUNDAMENTALS OF AIRCR
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