4th Combat Aviation Brigade,
4th Infantry Division
4th Combat Aviation Brigade Mission
4th Combat Aviation Brigade mans, equips and trains subordinate battalions in order to enter the ARFORGEN cycle NET 3QFY15 in support of Unified Land Operations as directed by Forces Command.
4th Combat Aviation Brigade POCs
Brigade Staff Duty Office
Brigade S1 Office
4th Combat Aviation Brigade History
The "Iron Eagles" were first constituted on 1 April 1957 as the 4th Aviation Company, assigned to the 4th Infantry Division and activated at Ft. Lewis, Washington. It was reorganized and redesignated 1 October 1963 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Aviation Battalion.
The 4th Aviation Battalion deployed to the Republic of Vietnam in September 1966, where it participated in multiple campaigns, and was awarded two Republic of Vietnam Crosses of Gallantry, and one Republic of Vietnam Civil Action Honor Medal. The unit redeployed back to the United States in 1970. It was inactivated on 4 December 1970 at Ft. Lewis, Washington.
4th Aviation Battalion was redesignated 21 November 1972 as Aviation Company, 4th Infantry Division, and activated at Fort Carson, Colorado. It was again reorganized and redesignated 17 March 1980 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Aviation Battalion, and again on 16 August 1987 as 4th Aviation. In 1995, the unit was relocated to Ft. Hood, Texas with the 4th Infantry Division. On 1 October 2005 the unit was again redesignated as the 4th Aviation Regiment.
The Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, once in 2005 and again in 2008, and was awarded two Meritorious Unit Citations. The unit's most recent deployment was in 2010 in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, after which the brigade was awarded a Valorous Unit Award. Task Force Iron Eagle supported 22 allied nations across four Regional Commands, the largest geographical area of any combat aviation brigade.
The Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division was inactivated on September 2011 at Ft. Hood, Texas, and was reactivated, July 2nd, 2013, in Fort Carson, Colorado.