Welcome to the 1-52d Aviation Regiment

Fort Wainwright, AK

1-52d Aviation Regiment

The 1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment is known as the "Flying Dragons." The battalion headquarters is located at Fort Wainwright, Alaska. The battalion provides aviation support to USARAK (United States Army Alaska) with UH-60A Blackhawks and CH-47 Chinooks.

Command Group

Commander: LTC Thomas J. Barrett

Executive Officer: MAJ Pearl H. Christensen

Command Sergeant Major: CSM Alex A. Woodell

Mission & Vision

Mission Vision

1st Battalion, 52d Aviation Regiment provides aviation general support to United States Army Alaska. On order, deploy and conduct full spectrum aviation operations in support of Combatant Commanders.

We are an aggressive, disciplined battalion of warriors prepared to deploy, fight and win on the battlefield. We are a master of our craft and mentally and physically tough enough to overcome confusion, chaos, extreme weather, physical stress and casualties in order to accomplish our mission. The Flying Dragons’ reputation is that of a proud, dedicated, cohesive team that exercises sound judgment and initiative to accomplish any mission.

16th CAB

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