Ceremony Tuesday For New Helicopter Brigade At Fort Carson

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A new helicopter brigade is formally activating and installing its command at Fort Carson.

A ceremony for the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade is being held Tuesday morning at Founder's Field.

Senior Mission Commander Brigade General Michael Bills will remove the brigade's flags from their case and present them to Colonel Robert Ault.

The brigade was formed back in 1957 and is known as the "Iron Eagles." They were last at Fort Hood, Texas before being inactivated in 2011 after almost 16 years there. At Fort Carson, they will be rebuilt "from the ground up," according to the brigade operations officer.

According to Fort Carson, the 4th CAB's mission will be to provide full-spectrum aviation operations to the 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, including air assault, general lift support, and attack and reconnaissance.

Command Sgt. Maj. Antoine J. Duchatelier Jr. will be the brigade command sergeant major.

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