Who We Are
The 166th Aviation Brigade is made up of 310 drilling Reservists, 224 active duty Soldiers, 114 mobilized Reservists, 12 Operation Warrior Trainer augmentee Soldiers, 13 civilians and 4 Mil-Techs, with duty stations at Ft. Riley, KS., Ft. Stewart, GA., Ft. Hood, TX, Ft. Knox, KY., Des Moines, IA, St. Louis, MO. and Leavenworth, KS.
To better suit the aviation mobilization mission, the 166th Aviation Brigade restationed to Fort Hood, Texas on Aug. 15, 2009, with its Active Component aviation training support battalions following in 2010.
The sole unit responsible for Reserve Component Aviation Mobilizations
Headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas, the 166th Aviation Brigade, First Army Division West, is a multi-component (AC/RC) command providing mobilization training support to Army Reserve and National Guard aviation units.
The 166th Aviation Brigade's mission is as important as it is unique - it's the only unit in the Army with the authority to validate the post-mobilization training of RC Aviation units, which make up 47% of the Army's total aviation force.
It conducts major mobilization training operations for brigade-sized aviation commands at Mobilization Training Centers across the United States. The brigade's most recent mission, the mobilization of the 28th Combat Aviation Brigade to serve as the Corps aviation brigade in Iraq, took place at Fort Sill, OK., Fort Hood, TX, Fort Rucker, AL., and Albuquerque, NM. The brigade has also conducted training for mobilizing aviators at Fort Bragg, NC and Camp Atterbury, IN.;