61st Assault Helicopter Company

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the 61st A.H.C. and Detachments

Dedicated to the 61st AHC, 616th Transportation, 922nd Signal, 193rd Medical Detachments, 364th Aviation Support Detachment (ATC), and our aviators and crews whose lives were lost for our country and Allied Forces.

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(webpage updated as of 05/28/19)

* * * 11th Corn Field Reunion Update * * *

The 2019 Iowa Corn Field Reunion is scheduled for 5 Sept. thru 8 Sept. Contact Mike Zogleman at (712)-310-4151 or email him at mikezogleman@gmail.com for more information and reservations.

* * "Lucky Star" call-sign over Alabama * *

Former 61st A.H.C. soldiers are very proud "Lucky Star" is now heard and seen over Fort Rucker air space!

The Alpha Company unit patch shows the 61st 1967-1972 service dates, the star & Lucky Star script, the 6 & 1 dice, and a UH-60 helicopter! A (Alpha) Company, 1st Aviation Battalion, 212th Aviation Regiment now uses the "Lucky Star" call sign and unit crest as transferred in two letters presented at the 14 December 2018 ceremony held in the Army Aviation History Museum. The transfer letter, addressed to the Alpha comany commander and staff, was signed by former 61st company commanders Ellis Parker (LTG USA ret.), Lou Hennies (MG USA ret.) and Emmett Johnson (COL USA ret.) Alpha instructors and staff train U.S. Army & allied country pilots for Black Hawk helicopters during the advance training. The "Lucky Star" call sign is heard over Lowe Army Heliport during UH-60 advanced pilot training. Ft Rucker is the home of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence.

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The 61st Post Exchange

Coffee cups, and a few Navy blue caps are still available! Watch for new items to be available in late summer.

  • The PX
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    61st KIA Tribute & Name List for Our Brothers Who Died In Service Project - open 2017-22 or until completed

    A tribute brick array will cap the 1st Aviation Brigade array and be surrounded by 61stindividual bricks. This also is a great way to support AAMF and give a lasting memory of those who died in service with the 61st AHC. See Contact information below for more information.

    61st Border Bricks 2017-22 Ordering Ready

    The AAMF will leave about three rows of bricks around the 61st Aviation Dedication or re-set bricks for us through the end of 2022. The 61st set an example for other units who have followed with their brick groupings. This is a wonderful time to support the AAMF with your brick order. Please print the order form found below to reserve your brick placement in our grouping. A "Buddy-UP" brick can accomodate 2-3 names sharing one brick. The cost is $50 and $75 shared with your buddy. See Contact below to arrange your Buddy-UP brick with Gordon. This is a beautiful and lasting entry to the Army Aviation Museum.

    "61st A.H.C. BORDER bricks application

    The Fort Rucker 2016 Veterans Day

    The 1st Aviation Brigade's Vietnam War Memorial brick array was dedicated by about 40 61stveterans and spouses. The commanding general announced our group to a resounding applause!