28TH EXPEDITIONARY COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE
Commanded by: Col. Howard Lloyd
Senior Enlisted Advisor: Command Sgt. Maj. Sean Livolsi
The 28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade is a heavy aviation unit of the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. The 28th ECAB is one of five brigades of the 28th Infantry Division. It provides aviation assets for both federal and state active duty missions. ECAB aviators fly the AH-64 Apache, UH-60 Black Hawk, UH-72 Lakota and CH-47 Chinook helicopters. The ECAB headquarters is at Muir Army Airfield at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.
The 28th ECAB traces its lineage to June 1, 1959 with the activation of the 28th Aviation Company at Capital City Airport in New Cumberland, Pennsylvania. The unit was reorganized as the 28th Aviation Battalion on April 1st, 1963. On October 1, 1986, the Aviation Brigade was organized under the Army of Excellence (AOE) design and relocated to Fort Indiantown Gap. More than 2,000 28th CAB soldiers mobilized in January 2009 for Operation Iraqi Freedom and operated out of multiple bases across Iraq including in Tallil, Al Kut and Basrah.
28th ECAB soldiers have served domestically, assisting civil authorities with emergency relief missions, and overseas in places including Kosovo and Afghanistan. Some have made the ultimate sacrifice, and many have been recognized for their dedicated service and valor. The 28th ECAB continues to build on its legacy as the “Wings of Iron” and we take pride in being fit, resilient and well-trained in order to support each other and defend our great nation.
Units within the organization:
• Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC)
• 2-104th General Support Aviation Battalion (2-104th GSAB)
• 628th Aviation Support Battalion (628th ASB)
28th Expeditionary Combat Aviation Brigade
Muir Army Airfield
Annville, PA 17003
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