MISSION: "To Provide Aeromedical Evacuation and Support within the Theater of Operations."
Company F, 1/126th Aviation (AA), Rhode Island Army National Guard, is located at the Quonset Armory, 104 Airport Street, North Kingstown, RI.
Company F, 1/126th Aviation flies the Huey UH-1V (Medical) "Iroquois". Soldiers in this unit are trained as Helicopter Pilots (AOC 15A/153B) and Medics (91W). This unit is headquartered in the New York Army National Guard at Rochester.
UNIT HISTORY: The history of Company F, 1/126th Aviation (Air Ambulance) begins with the organization of Troop D, 5th Squadron, 117th Cavalry in Quonset Point, Rhode Island. This unit was organized in September 1995 and trained with the AH-1 "Cobra" and OH-58A "Kiowa" airframes. From 1995 to 2002, Troop D, 5/117th Cavalry, RIARNG was part of the cavalry squadron for the 42nd Infantry Division.
Today, the citizen soldiers of Company F, 1/126th Aviation (AA), 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.