ORGANIZATION
 

A. Assigned Unit

1. To carry out its missions, the company was equipped with thirty one UH-1B and UH-1D helicopters organized into two (2) airlift platoons, each with eleven aircraft (UH- lD) and one platoon of eight armed aircraft (UH-lB).  The remaining UH-1D was equipped with a supplemental radio console and utilized as a command and control aircraft.

2. The Lift Platoons:  (Outlaws - UH-1D aircraft)

3. The Armed Platoon:  (Mavericks - UH-1B aircraft)
  The Mavericks provided detailed reconnaissance of the landing zone proper, and suppressive fire in support of the airlanded assault when necessary. Upon completion of its primary mission, the armed platoon provided assault fire for the ground elements when necessary to bridge the gaps in available air and artillery support.  The command and control aircraft was flown by the company commander and carried representatives of ARVN Division Command Group, ARVN staff representatives and MAG advisory personnel, who jointly controlled the airmobile assault and subsequent ground operations.

4. The garrison organizational activity consisted of:

The overall post facilities and functions were shared jointly by the 114th Aviation Company (AML) and the  175th Aviation Company (AML) and controlled by the office of the installation coordinator.

B. Support Units Attached

1.  In consonance with its unique missions, two direct support units were attached to the 175th Aviation Company (AML).  These are:


2.  The 150 Transportation Detachment (CHFM) was activated on 8 August 1964 at Fort Eustis, Va.  Equipment and personnel for this unit were drawn from the asset of established CONUS units.
The consolidated system of maintenance was carried forward from Company A/502d Aviation Battalion. The maintenance personnel of the 175th Avn Co (AML) were incorporated into the 150th, which enabled them to work two shifts thereby spreading the maintenance workload and providing continuous maintenance support.  The 175th Avn Co (AML) absorbed the administrative workload of the 150th, thereby allowing the personnel of the detachment to exert their full energies to their primary mission; providing second and third echelon maintenance support.  This system proved to be the most satisfactory in all respects due primarily to the organizational abilities and close supervision provided by the consolidation.

3.  The other attached support unit was the 28th Signal Detachment (RRA).  The detachment was authorized 1 officer and 6 enlisted men and had the primary mission of providing radio repair and avionics supply to the aviation company.  The detachment has the capability of providing up to fourth echelon maintenance on all aircraft radio equipment.

4.  The service platoon of the 175th Avn Co (AML), minus the maintenance personnel attached to the 150th Transportation Detachment joined forces with the 114th service platoon and was responsible for the functioning of the consolidated ammunition supply point.  Utilizing one officer and seven enlisted men the service platoon was responsible for requisitioning, storing and issue of all ammunition utilized by the installation.


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