A formal welcoming ceremony and hangar ribbon cutting at Fort Belvoir, Virginia on August 11, 2010 marked the fielding of UH-72As for operation by B Company, 12th Aviation Battalion of the Army Air Operations Group (AAOG).
The following three videos provide highlights of this event, held at Fort Belvoir’s Davidson Army Airfield:
Introduction by AAOG Commander, and UH-72A flyby
AAOG Commander Col. Jill Ludowese outlines the decision and preparations leading to the UH-72A’s assignment to B Company, 12th Aviation Battalion, and introduces the unit’s first Lakota as it makes a flyby of Davidson Army Airfield. (Length: 3 min. 7 sec.)
Remarks of David R. Oliver, EADS North America COO
David R. Oliver, EADS North America’s COO, expresses the company’s pride in supplying UH-72As to the U.S. Army, and highlights its close working relationship with the service’s Utility Helicopters Project Management Office. (Length: 1 min. 20 sec.)
Ribbon cutting and opening of the UH-72A hangar
A formal ribbon cutting marks the opening of Hanger 3140 at Davidson Army Airfield, the new “home” for UH-72As operated by B Company, 12th Aviation Battalion of the Army Air Operations Group. (Length: 1 min. 18 sec.)