The Entire Arizona National Guard Currently Has Only Four OH-58 Kiowa Helicopters Available for Border Missions


Gov. Brewer’s letter to President Obama: 

http://www.azgovernor.gov/dms/upload/PR_052110_BorderAircraftProposalLtrtoPresObama.pdf 

AZARNG has an Assault Helicopter Battalion,  an Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, and the Western Army Aviation Training Site  and can only make 4 OH-58’s available for Military Support to Civil Authorities. 

The following AZARNG Aviation units are reported as activated and thus under Big Army control unavailable to the State of Arizona: 


CO A 1ST BN 285TH AVN MARANA 

CO C 1ST BN 285TH AVN MARANA 

CO D 1ST BN 285TH AVN MARANA 

CO E 1ST BN 285TH AVN MARANA 

DET 1 CO B 640TH AVN SPT BN MARANA 

DET 1 CO C 3BN 140TH AVN MARANA 

HHC 1ST BN 285TH AVN MARANA 

WESTERN ARNG AVN TNG SITE MARANA 

0285 AV BN 01 CO C FWD MARANA 

0285 AV BN 01 ATK HEL REAR MARANA G1 

0285 AV BN 01 HHC FWD3 MARANA G1 

CO A 2ND BN 285TH AVN RGMT PHOENIX 

CO D 2ND BN 285TH AVN RGMT 

CO E 2ND BN 285TH AVN RGMT PHOENIX 

HHC 2ND BN 285TH AVN RGMT PHOENIX 

0285 AVN BN 02 HHC ASLT REAR PHOENIX 

0140 AV CO DET 1 CO D PHOENIX 

0385 AV HHC CBT PHOENIX G3

CO C (-) 1ST BN 189TH AVN RAPID CITY

 

 

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