Each air assault battalion has assigned to it a headquarters and
headquarters company (HHC).
It also includes three rifle companies.
antiarmor company of the air assault battalion is shown here. This company
provides antitank assistance to the line companies of the battalion.
Elements of the headquarters company include a reconnaissance platoon and
81-mm mortar platoon.
The number of weapons systems organic to the
battalion are as follows:
Air Assault Division Aviation Brigade.
An important organizational
The mission of the aviation brigade of the air assault
division reads as follows: "To provide aviation support to the division and
aviation special staff personnel to the division headquarters."
aviation brigade provides numerous capabilities to the division.
below are 11 of the more important capabilities of the brigade.
Provides command and control, staff planning, and supervision of
subordinate and attached units.
aerial battlefield surveillance to acquire
the enemy and terrain and performs target
Provides nearly continuous (day and night) operations during
visual weather conditions and limited operations under instrument
Provides aircraft to support the division headquarters,
support command and other units without organic aircraft.
Provides aircraft for general support and reinforcement to the
units with organic aircraft.
Provides augmentation of Army air ambulance resources by air
movement of sick and wounded personnel when requested by medical
Provides pathfinder support for the division.