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Lineage and Honors Information as of 22 November 2013


  • Constituted 22 January 1962 in the Regular Army as Company A, 501st Aviation Battalion, an element of the 1st Armored Division
  • Activated 3 February 1962 at Fort Hood, Texas
  • Inactivated 1 September 1966 in Vietnam
  • Activated 21 August 1978 in Germany
  • Inactivated 16 November 1987 in Germany
  • Relieved 16 October 1988 from assignment to the 1st Armored Division; concurrently redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation, and activated in Korea (organic elements concurrently constituted and activated)
  • Battalion inactivated 15 February 1996 in Korea
  • Assigned 16 February 1997 to the 1st Armored Division and activated in Germany
  • Redesignated 1 October 2005 as the 1st Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment
  • Inactivated 15 November 2005 at Fort Hood, Texas, and relieved from assignment to the 1st Armored Division
  • Assigned 16 September 2011 to the Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, and activated at Fort Bliss, Texas

Campaign Participation Credit

  • Vietnam
  • *Advisory
  • *Defense
  • *Counteroffensive
  • *Counteroffensive, Phase II
  • War on Terrorism
  • Campaigns to be determined


  • *Presidential Unit Citation (Army), Streamer embroidered DONG XOAI
  • *Valorous Unit Award, Streamer embroidered IRAQ 2004

By Order of the Secretary of the Army:

Robert J. Dalessandro
Director, Center of Military History

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