1-52d Aviation Battalion Commander Welcome Message
First, let me congratulate you on your selection for assignment to 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade, United States Army Alaska. Alaska is a unique place to Soldier and you will find this to be a demanding and challenging assignment while serving as part of the Army's forward presence for the northern and Pacific region defense. Soldiers and their families assigned here enjoy breathtaking scenery; abundant hunting, fishing and camping; regal mountains; diverse wildlife; and the friendly, independent people of Alaska that are our neighbors.
1st Battalion, 52d Aviation has recently transformed into its current structure as a General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB). 1-52 has the daily mission to provide aviation support to the United States Army Alaska. The Battalion also provides Medical Evacuation support to the residents of the state of Alaska. The mission is very diverse and requires crews that are available seven days a week and 24 hours a day. Therefore be prepared for a challenging and rewarding tour of duty.
In order to better prepare you for your OCONUS tour, and to get you integrated into the unit as quickly as possible, I need the following information from you: Email address Mailing address Phone number
Please feel free to send these items to my Adjutant via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. She will pass this information along to your sponsor, who will use it to keep you informed as your arrival date approaches.
Your sponsor should contact you within a few days of when I receive your email address and phone number. Your sponsor will be able to provide you with any other information you may need to prepare you for your upcoming assignment to the battalion. If you should not hear from your sponsor within a reasonable amount of time, please feel free to contact me via my AKO email.
Again, welcome and congratulations on your assignment. These are exciting times to be a soldier with U.S. Army Alaska. We in the Battalion look forward to your arrival. FLYING DRAGONS!!!