63rd Theater Aviation Brigade

This is the official webpage of the 63rd TAB.

Organized and federally recognized Sept. 15, 1986 in the Kentucky National Guard (Army component) at Frankfort as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Aviation Brigade, 35th Infantry Division. The unit was reorganized and re-designated Sept. 1, 1995 as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 63rd Aviation Group, and relieved from assignment to the 35th Infantry Division. The unit headquarters is currently located in Frankfort.

The unit is known for its distinctive unit insignia. A silver colored metal and enamel device blazoned as follows: per chevron enarched Azure and Gris, on an arrowhead throughout counter-changed in chief a demi-Pegasus issuant Sable and in base a mulletty of the second. Attached to the sides and below the device a red scroll inscribed “UNBRIDLED THUNDER” in silver. Overall dimensions are 1 3/16 inches (3.02 cm) in height. Symbolism: Blue is the color traditionally associated with the Aviation units. The shield represents defense. The arrowhead signifies readiness; pointing up, indicates the spirit of the aviation mission. The Pegasus symbolizes the Brigade’s mission of flight, alluding to the unit’s location, Kentucky, the horse capital of the world. The stars suggest constancy; the two rows of stars, six and three, allude to the number “63,” the Brigade’s designation. The distinctive unit insignia was approved August 30, 2007.

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63rd TAB NEWS

Kentucky Aviators say their goodbyes, set to deploy to Africa
November 16, 2022
Four Soldiers with Detachment 4, Charlie Company, 2/245th Aviation Regiment, 63rd Theater Aviation Battalion will be charged with flying C-12 King Air fixed wing aircraft in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During their deployment they will be providing air movement support throughout the Africa Command’s (AFRICOM) area of responsibility.

Kentucky refueler keeps flood rescue mission going
August 17, 2022
Army Sgt. William ‘Cecil’ Harris, a fuel Supply specialist with Detachment 1, Carlie Co. 2-238th Aviation- ‘Wildcat DUSTOFF’ poses for photo in front of his HEMMTT fuel truck which is capable of holding 2,500 gallons of fuel, which he used to help fuel the flood response mission in Eastern Kentucky.

National Guard Army Aviation rescue operations in Eastern Kentucky floods
August 3, 2022
Kentucky Army National Guard's Detachment 1, Charlie Company 2/238th Aviation Regiment, MEDEVAC, conduct hoist and land rescue mission for victims of flooding in eastern Kentucky on July 28, 2022. Pilots and crew with the MEDEVAC have been working constantly for days to rescue victims trapped on house roofs, trees, and other high points to avoid floodwaters. (Courtesy photos by Detachment 1, Charlie Company 2/238th Aviation Regiment, MEDEVAC)

2/147th Bravo Co. Renegades take over Camp Grayling Airfield to Conduct Annual Training
July 26, 2022
Fifty-six Soldiers from Bravo Co. 2/147th and two medics from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, or HHC, loaded five UH-60 helicopters on July 9th in Frankfort, Ky., and made their way north to Camp Grayling Airfield on Michigan's northern peninsula to conduct annual training.

Aviators Get Dunked
April 24, 2022
Dunker is a training that prepares helicopter pilots and crew members in life saving measure if they were to ever find themselves having to abandon their air craft in an inadvertent submerged situation.

Kentucky Aviator recognized for four decades of service
December 14, 2021
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Dave Mattox celebrates 40 years of service to his country

Kentucky Soldiers awarded for their work during pandemic
December 6, 2021
Karen L. Venis, Chief Executive Officer for Sayre Christian Village speaks about the six service members from the 63rd Theater Aviation Brigade stand while receiving the LeadingAge Kentucky Distinguished Service Award and the Guardian Angel Award during a ceremony at the Army Aviation Support Facility hanger on Boone National Guard Center Dec. 2. The Soldiers are awarded the honors because of the assistance they provided during the pandemic. (US Army National Guard Photo by Mrs. Jesse Elbouab)

63rd Theater Aviation Brigade Change of Command
June 11, 2021
63rd TAB CoC

Guardsmen support Derby in reduced capacity
May 2, 2021
147th Kentucky Derby

A generational brotherhood found in midst of pandemic
April 30, 2021
A generational brotherhood found in midst of pandemic

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