1st Attack/Reconnaissance Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment
"THE AIR PIRATES"
Unit Contact: 801-816-3449
Enlisted Aviation Recruiter's numbers: 801-816-3471, 801-816-3496
Warrant Officer Recruiting number: 801-502-0400
Federal Mission: The 1-211th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, on order, will destroy enemy armored, mechanized, and other massed forces through the use of aerial firepower, mobility and shock effect, and to perform aerial reconnaissance and screening operations in support of a Combat Aviation Brigade.
State Mission: The 1-211th ARB can establish an Air Operations Branch Cell and provide nationwide aviation, personnel and equipment to support the Joint Force Headquarters and civil authorities in support of emergency situations and homeland defense operations. Led by battalion commander Major Jon Richardson and Command Sergeant Major Shawn Earl, the battalion has earned a reputation for excellence.
Training highlights: In the past year training highlights include multiple field exercises, live-fire aerial gunnery, combat aviation support for the training events of several special operations assets, participation in the Naval Fighter Weapons School (TOPGUN) and two rotations at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. These exercises and events served to validate the 1-211th ARB’s unparalleled capability to provide air support to ground forces in close combat, as well as its ability to rapidly deploy in order to meet and exceed expectations in all other required tasks in both combat and domestic missions.