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Fort Hood Press Center
DATE: May 4, 2012 4:37:26 PM CDT

1-229th Aviation departs Fort Hood for JBLM

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood's 1st Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, is moving to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., next week taking 10 AH 64 Apaches, six UH 60 Blackhawks and more than 460 Soldiers with them.

The 1-229th Avn. Regt. is an attack reconnaissance battalion, based at Fort Hood but assigned to the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Their casing ceremony is at 10 a.m. May 7 in Hangar 7022 on Hood Army Airfield.

The aircraft are scheduled to depart Fort Hood May 8.

Media wishing to cover the casing ceremony should register here.

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Fort Hood, TX 76544