3rd General Support Aviation Battalion


3-2nd Aviation Regiment (GSAB) conducts theater-wide airborne C2, MEDEVAC, Heavy Lift Combat, CS and CSS operations. O/O conducts general support aviation operations in support of 2ID/RUCD and Eighth U.S. Army.


The 52nd Aviation Regiment was constituted 31 May 1940 in the Regular Army as Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 204th Quartermaster Battalion (Gas Supply) and activated 10 June 1942 in Compton, California.  The battalion participated in four campaigns on the Italian peninsula during World War II.  On 16 May 1949, the unit was reorganized and redesignated as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 52nd Transportation Truck Battalion.  The unit participated in nine campaigns during the Korean War and was inactivated on 10 May 1955 in Japan.
The unit was redesignated and activated on 7 November 1955, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, as the 52nd Transportation Battalion.  On 22 December 1962, the unit was converted and redesignated as the 52nd Aviation Battalion.  From 1963 through 1972, the unit served in the Republic of Vietnam participating in seventeen campaigns, earning the Presidential Unit Citation, two Valorous Unit Awards, and eight Vietnamese Unit Citations.  The battalion was inactivated 16 April 1988 in the Republic of Korea.

On 16 January 1996, at Camp Humphreys, Korea, the unit was redesignated as the 52nd Aviation Regiment, a parent regiment under the United States Army Regimental System.  On 16 February 1996, 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, was redesignated as 2nd Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment.

On 17 October 2006, 2-52nd de-activated and re-activated as the newly designated 3rd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment (General Support Aviation Battalion) under the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade.

Contact Information

Contact the 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion at usarmy.humphreys.2-id.list.web-2cab@mail.mil

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Current Korea Date/Time: Wednesday, January 16, 2019,  11:03:59 PM.
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