Commander, 1-212th AR
Lt. Col. Ross F. Nelson graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in electrical engineering and commissioned as an Aviation second lieutenant. Additionally, he is a 2013 graduate of Webster University with a Master of... More
Command Sgt. Maj., 1-212th AR
Command Sgt. Maj. Awai is a native of Honolulu, Hawaii, and enlisted into the California Army National Guard in 1987 as a 13B, Field Artillery Cannon Crewmember. In 1995, he... More
1st Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment operates Lowe and Shell Army Heliports. The battalion is tasked to train Initial Entry Rotary Wing Students in UH-60, OH-58C, and UH-72 helicopters. This training includes basic war fighter skill, basic combat skills, and night/night vision goggle qualification.
1-212th also conducts aircraft qualification, instructor pilot and maintenance test pilot training in the UH-60A/L/M, as well as qualifications and instructor pilot training in the OH-58C, and UH-72 for aviation units Army-Wide. The Battalion also conducts the Army's only UH-60 non-rated Crewmember Standard Instruction. As an extension of the State Department's Security Assistance Programs, the Battalion provides professional aviation and leadership education and training at the graduate and undergraduate level to eligible military, law enforcement and civilian personnel of partner nations world-wide.
The battalion's motto is "Wings of freedom."
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