3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Aircraft Update; 16 October 2018

Monitoring has yielded a few more additions to the new list of 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade aircraft since the last update a couple of weeks ago. As always, if you have any additions or corrections, please let me know here, on Twitter, or on the Facebook page.

ARMY 26458, UH-60L, 92-26458, A/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 26482 (UH-60L, 93-26482, A/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 26587 (UH-60L, 94-26587, A/2-3 AVN?)1
ARMY 26596 (UH-60L, 95-26596, A/2-3 AVN?)1
ARMY 26812 (UH-60L, 98-26812, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26830 (UH-60L, 99-26830, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26841 (UH-60L, 99-26841, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 27055 (UH-60L, 05-27055, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 08171 (CH-47F, 14-08171, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08454 (CH-47F, 14-08454, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08455 (CH-47F, 14-08455, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08456 (CH-47F, 14-08456, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08457 (CH-47F, 14-08457, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08460 (CH-47F, 14-08460, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08461 (CH-47F, 14-08461, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20310 (HH-60M, ??-20310, C-2/3 AVN)2
ARMY 20376 (HH-60M, ??-20376, C/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20402 (HH-60M, 11-20402, C/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20498 (HH-60M, 11-20498, C/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20505 (HH-60M, 12-20505, C/2-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20615 (HH-60M, 13-20615, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20616 (HH-60M, 13-20616, C/2-3 AVN)

ARMY 25326 (AH-64D, 02-05326, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 35389 (AH-64D, 03-05389, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 35395 (AH-64D, 03-05395, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 35403 (AH-64D, 03-05403, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 75518 (AH-64D, 07-05518, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77045 (AH-64D, 07-07045, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77046 (AH-64D, 07-07046, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 87048 (AH-64D, 08-07048, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 87049 (AH-64D, 08-07049, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95585 (AH-64D, 09-05585, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95591 (AH-64D, 09-05591, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95592 (AH-64D, 09-05592, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95593 (AH-64D, 09-05593, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95597 (AH-64D, 09-05597, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95602 (AH-64D, 09-05602, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95604 (AH-64D, 09-05604, 3-17 CAV)

ARMY 20354 (UH-60M, 11-20354, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20355 (UH-60M, 11-20355, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20357 (UH-60M, 11-20357, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20358 (UH-60M, 11-20358, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20360 (UH-60M, 11-20360, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20362 (UH-60M, 11-20362, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20365 (UH-60M, 11-20365, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20366 (UH-60M, 11-20366, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20370 (UH-60M, 11-20370, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20374 (UH-60M, 11-20374, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20387 (UH-60M, 11-20387, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20388 (UH-60M, 11-20388, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20389 (UH-60M, 11-20387, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20392 (UH-60M, 11-20392, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20395 (UH-60M, 11-20395, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20397 (UH-60M, 11-20397, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20404 (UH-60M, 11-20404, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20409 (UH-60M, 11-20409, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20416 (UH-60M, 11-20416, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20422 (UH-60M, 11-20422, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20428 (UH-60M, 11-20428, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20450 (UH-60M, 12-20450, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20455 (UH-60M, 12-20455, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20458 (UH-60M, 12-20458, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20460 (UH-60M, 12-20460, 4-3 AVN?)


  1. 94-26587 and 95-26596 were previously heard as A/2-3 AVN aircraft until 2009 but unheard between 2009 and 2018. I’m guessing both are still A/2-3 AVN aircraft because C/2-3 AVN converted to the HH-60M and 4-3 AVN converted to the UH-60M.
  2. The unit associations for these aircraft are based on traffic heard on other frequencies including Base Ops and Battalion Ops frequencies.

3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Aircraft Update; 28 September 2018

Savannah – A few weeks ago, I posted some listings of 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade aircraft; some more monitoring time in Savannah has yielded a few more additions to the list, so it’s time for another update:

ARMY 26458, UH-60L, 92-26458, A/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 26482 (UH-60L, 93-26482, A/2-3 AVN)2
ARMY 26587 (UH-60L, 94-26587, A/2-3 AVN)1
ARMY 26596 (UH-60L, 95-26596, A/2-3 AVN)1
ARMY 26812 (UH-60L, 98-26812, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26830 (UH-60L, 99-26830, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26841 (UH-60L, 99-26841, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 27055 (UH-60L, 05-27055, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 08171 (CH-47F, 14-08171, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08454 (CH-47F, 14-08454, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08455 (CH-47F, 14-08455, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08456 (CH-47F, 14-08456, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08457 (CH-47F, 14-08457, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08460 (CH-47F, 14-08460, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08461 (CH-47F, 14-08461, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20310 (HH-60M, ??-20310, C-2/3 AVN)2
ARMY 20498 (HH-60M, 11-20498, C/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20505 (HH-60M, 12-20505, C/2-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20615 (HH-60M, 13-20615, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20616 (HH-60M, 13-20616, C/2-3 AVN)

ARMY 25326 (AH-64D, 02-05326, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 35389 (AH-64D, 03-05389, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 35395 (AH-64D, 03-05395, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 35403 (AH-64D, 03-05403, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 75518 (AH-64D, 07-05518, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77045 (AH-64D, 07-07045, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77046 (AH-64D, 07-07046, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 87048 (AH-64D, 08-07048, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 87049 (AH-64D, 08-07049, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95591 (AH-64D, 09-05591, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95592 (AH-64D, 09-05592, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95593 (AH-64D, 09-05593, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95597 (AH-64D, 09-05597, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95602 (AH-64D, 09-05602, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95604 (AH-64D, 09-05604, 3-17 CAV)

ARMY 20354 (UH-60M, 11-20354, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20357 (UH-60M, 11-20357, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20358 (UH-60M, 11-20358, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20360 (UH-60M, 11-20360, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20362 (UH-60M, 11-20362, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20365 (UH-60M, 11-20365, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20366 (UH-60M, 11-20366, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20387 (UH-60M, 11-20387, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20388 (UH-60M, 11-20388, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20392 (UH-60M, 11-20392, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20395 (UH-60M, 11-20395, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20397 (UH-60M, 11-20397, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20402 (UH-60M, 11-20402, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20404 (UH-60M, 11-20404, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20409 (UH-60M, 11-20409, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20416 (UH-60M, 11-20416, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20422 (UH-60M, 11-20422, 4-3 AVN)22
ARMY 20428 (UH-60M, 11-20428, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20450 (UH-60M, 12-20450, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20455 (UH-60M, 12-20455, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20458 (UH-60M, 12-20458, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20460 (UH-60M, 12-20460, 4-3 AVN?)

In other 3rd AVN news, I recently found the new 2-3 AVN Ops freq. Prior to their last deployment, they were using 37.975 FM for KNIGHTHAWK Ops, but their ops frequency post-deployment seems to be 34.200 FM.


  1. 94-26587 and 95-26596 were previously heard as A/2-3 AVN aircraft until 2009 but unheard between 2009 and 2018. I’m guessing both are still A/2-3 AVN aircraft because C/2-3 AVN converted to the HH-60M and 4-3 AVN converted to the UH-60M.
  2. The unit associations for these aircraft are based on traffic heard on other frequencies including Base Ops and Battalion Ops frequencies.

3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Aircraft Update; 6 September 2018

Savannah – Last week I posted about Hunter AAF’s 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade flying again after their return from a deployment; this week I’ve got an update to the list of aircraft I began in that post. Since then, I’ve heard a few more new aircraft, so the list has grown. Thanks to information from readers about the fiscal years, this update also changes the question marks in some of the tail numbers to fiscal years and more monitoring opportunities have firmed up some unit associations.

ARMY 26458, UH-60L, 92-26458, A/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 26482 (UH-60L, 93-26482, A/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 26587 (UH-60L, 94-26587, A/2-3 AVN?)1
ARMY 26596 (UH-60L, 95-26596, A/2-3 AVN?)1
ARMY 26812 (UH-60L, 98-26812, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26830 (UH-60L, 99-26830, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26841 (UH-60L, 99-26841, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 27055 (UH-60L, 05-27055, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 08171 (CH-47F, 14-08171, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08454 (CH-47F, 14-08454, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08455 (CH-47F, 14-08455, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08456 (CH-47F, 14-08456, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08457 (CH-47F, 14-08457, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08460 (CH-47F, 14-08460, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20505 (HH-60M, 12-20505, C/2-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20615 (HH-60M, 13-20615, C/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 20616 (HH-60M, 13-20616, C/2-3 AVN)

ARMY 35395 (AH-64D, 03-05395, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 35403 (AH-64D, 03-05403, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 75518 (AH-64D, 07-05518, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77045 (AH-64D, 07-07045, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77046 (AH-64D, 07-07046, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 87048 (AH-64D, 08-07048, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95591 (AH-64D, 09-05591, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95592 (AH-64D, 09-05592, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95593 (AH-64D, 09-05593, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95602 (AH-64D, 09-05602, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95604 (AH-64D, 09-05604, 3-17 CAV)

ARMY 20354 (UH-60M, 11-20354, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20358 (UH-60M, 11-20358, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20360 (UH-60M, 11-20360, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20362 (UH-60M, 11-20362, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20366 (UH-60M, 11-20366, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20387 (UH-60M, 11-20387, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20388 (UH-60M, 11-20388, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20392 (UH-60M, 11-20392, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20395 (UH-60M, 11-20395, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20397 (UH-60M, 11-20397, 4-3 AVN)22
ARMY 20402 (UH-60M, 11-20402, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20404 (UH-60M, 11-20404, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20409 (UH-60M, 11-20409, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20416 (UH-60M, 11-20416, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20422 (UH-60M, 11-20422, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20450 (UH-60M, 12-20450, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20455 (UH-60M, 12-20455, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20458 (UH-60M, 12-20458, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20460 (UH-60M, 12-20460, 4-3 AVN?)

As I hear more 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade aircraft and am able to identify them, I’ll add them to the list and post more updates. As always, updates and corrections are requested.


  1. 94-26587 and 95-26596 were previously heard as A/2-3 AVN aircraft until 2009 but unheard between 2009 and 2018. I’m guessing both are still A/2-3 AVN aircraft because C/2-3 AVN converted to the HH-60M and 4-3 AVN converted to the UH-60M.
  2. The unit associations for these aircraft are based on traffic heard on other frequencies including Base Ops and Battalion Ops frequencies.

3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Post Deployment Update; 30 August 2018

Savannah – Last week, I posted that the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade is back in the air following its return from a deployment.  During my last couple of visits home in Savannah, I’ve had the chance to monitor their evening activity so in turn, I’ve been able to update the current list of 3rd Combat Aviation Aircraft. Aircraft with question marks after the unit designation are educated guesses on the unit and are unconfirmed at this time; see the footnotes for further information.

ARMY 26587 (UH-60L, 94-26587, A/2-3 AVN?)1
ARMY 26812 (UH-60L, 98-26812, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26830 (UH-60L, 99-26830, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 26841 (UH-60L, 99-26841, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 27055 (UH-60L, 05-27055, A/2-3 AVN)
ARMY 08454 (CH-47F, 14-08454, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08455 (CH-47F, 14-08455, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 08460 (CH-47F, 14-08460, B/2-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20615 (HH-60M, 13-20615, C/2-3 AVN)

ARMY 75518 (AH-64D, 07-05518, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77045 (AH-64D, 07-07045, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 77046 (AH-64D, 07-07046, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 87048 (AH-64D, 08-07048, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95591 (AH-64D, 09-05591, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95592 (AH-64D, 09-05592, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95593 (AH-64D, 09-05593, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95602 (AH-64D, 09-05602, 3-17 CAV)
ARMY 95604 (AH-64D, 09-05604, 3-17 CAV)

ARMY 20360 (UH-60M, ??-20360, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20362 (UH-60M, ??-20362, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20366 (UH-60M, ??-20366, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20387 (UH-60M, ??-20387, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20388 (UH-60M, ??-20388, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20392 (UH-60M, ??-20392, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20397 (UH-60M, ??-20397, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20409 (UH-60M, ??-20409, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20416 (UH-60M, ??-20416, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20422 (UH-60M, ??-20422, 4-3 AVN)2
ARMY 20450 (UH-60M, ??-20450, 4-3 AVN?)
ARMY 20460 (UH-60M, ??-20460, 4-3 AVN?)

For those that may not be familiar, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade is organized into three flying battalions. 2-3 AVN is the General Support Aviation Battalion; its A Company flies UH-60Ls, its B Company flies CH-47Fs, and its C Company flies HH-60Ms. 3-17 Cavalry is the Attack Helicopter Squadron and flies AH-64Ds. 4-3 AVN is the Assault Helicopter Battalion and flies UH-60Ms.

As I hear more 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade aircraft and am able to identify them, I’ll add them to the list and post more updates. As always, updates and corrections are requested.


  1. 94-26587 was previously an A/2-3 AVN aircraft was heard up until 2009 but not heard between 2009 and 2018. I’m guessing it is still an A/2-3 AVN aircraft because C/2-3 AVN converted to the HH-60M and 4-3 AVN converted to the UH-60M.
  2. The identification of 20388, 20397, 20416, and 20422 as 4-3 AVN UH-60Ms comes from logging them on 4-3 AVN’s Ops frequency 43.625 NFM.

The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade is Back in the Savannah Skies After Returning From Deployment

Savannah – A few extra days in Savannah than normal this past week gave me the opportunity to catch the aircraft of the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter AAF flying after their recent return from deployment. For the last year, the skies over Savannah have been bereft of the Brigade’s UH-60s, CH-47s, and AH-64s so it’s been nice to see and hear them back overhead.

So far, I’ve heard UH-60Ls and an HH-60M from 2-3 AVN and AH-64s from 3-17 CAV that were assigned to those units prior to their deployment. Those familiar aircraft have been:

  • ARMY 26812 (UH-60L, 98-26812, A/2-3 AVN)
  • ARMY 26841 (UH-60L, 99-26841, A/2-3 AVN)
  • ARMY 20615 (HH-60M, 13-20615, C/2-3 AVN)
  • ARMY 75518 (AH-64D, 07-05518, 3-17 CAV)
  • ARMY 77045 (AH-64D, 07-07045, 3-17 Cav)
  • ARMY 77046 (AH-64D, 07-07046, 3-17 CAV)
  • ARMY 87048 (AH-64D, 08-07048, 3-17 CAV)
  • ARMY 95592 (AH-64D, 09-05592, 3-17 CAV)
  • ARMY 95593 (AH-64D, 09-05593, 3-17 CAV)
  • ARMY 95602 (AH-64D, 09-05602, 3-17 CAV)

I have not heard any familiar aircraft from B/2-3 AVN or 4-3 AVN since the Brigade returned. I have, however, heard some CH-47Fs and UH-60Ms previously not associated with either unit that could be replacement aircraft. Their crews have seemed familiar with Hunter AAF and the Fort Stewart airspace, so I don’t think they’re from a visiting unit; I think the CH-47Fs are replacement aircraft for B/2-3 AVN and the UH-60Ms are replacement aircraft for 4-3 AVN but until something is heard or seen to confirm it, those are just guesses for now.

  • ARMY 08454 (CH-47F, 14-08454, B/2-3 AVN?)
  • ARMY 08455 (CH-47F, 14-08455, B/2-3 AVN?)
  • ARMY 08460 (CH-47F, 14-08460, B/2-3 AVN?)
  • ARMY 20360 (UH-60M, ??-20360, 4-3 AVN?)
  • ARMY 20362 (UH-60M, ??-20362, 4-3 AVN?)
  • ARMY 20387 (UH-60M, ??-20387, 4-3 AVN?)
  • ARMY 20416 (UH-60M, ??-20416, 4-3 AVN?)

Over a period of time, monitoring should suss things out. As it does, I’ll post some more updates. As always if you happen to hear or come across anything, feel free to submit it in the comments and I’ll add it to the list.