"To Perform Aviation Unit Maintenance (AVUM) for the Combat Support Aviation Battalion."
D (Delta) Company, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, Rhode Island Army National Guard, is located at the Quonset Armory, 104 Airport Street, North Kingstown, RI. Company D provides maintenance to the 1st Battalion. Soldiers in this unit are trained as Aviation Maintenance Specialists (CMF 67).
The history of Company D, 1/26th Aviation begins with the organization of Troop F, 5th Squadron, 117th Cavalry in Quonset Point, Rhode Island. This unit was organized in September 1995 and performed AVUM duties for the air units in the squadron on the AH-1 "Cobra" and OH-58A "Kiowa" airframes.
From 1995 to 2002, Troop F, 5/117th Cavalry, RIARNG was part of the cavalry squadron for the 42nd Infantry Division.
Today, the citizen soldiers of the Company D, 1/126th Aviation, Rhode Island Army National Guard, continue to carry on the proud traditions of their forefathers and stand ready to answer the call to defend the nation or provide emergency services to the State of Rhode Island and its residents.