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1-244 Assault Helicopter Battalion

Unit Information

1-244 AHB consists of companies from the Louisiana and Florida Army National Guards. They are currently deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. On July 19, 2008 Lt. Col. Patrick Bossetta and Command Sgt. Maj. Myron Creecy officially took on aviation support and air assault missions.

The 1-244 conducts air assault and air movement operations in support of Multi-National Corps - Iraq as an integrated member of Task Force 34 to allow the Iraqi National Government to assume responsibility of the security and governing of Iraq.

Unit mailing address in Iraq:
1-244th AHB (Company)
APO AE 09391

Joint Base Balad Weather
Hometown Connections- Louisiana

Unit address:
1399 Industrial Parkway,
Hammond, LA 70401

Unit telephone:

Recruiter telephone:


Iraq: Tuesday, 25 September, 2018 01:13 am
Louisiana: Monday, 24 September, 2018 06:13 pm
Hometown Connections- Florida

Unit address:
1-244th C Co.
16388 Spring Hill Dr.
Brooksville, FL 34604

Unit telephone:

Sgt. Giorgio


Florida: Monday, 24 September, 2018 06:13 pm
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Command Structure

Multi-National Force — Iraq
-Multi-National Corps — Iraq
--Task Force 34
---1-244 AHB
---- HHC 1-244 AHB, LA Nat. Guard
---- A 1-244 AHB, LA Nat. Guard
---- B 1-244 AHB, LA Nat. Guard
---- C 1-244 AHB, FL Nat. Guard
---- D 1-244 AHB, LA Nat. Guard
---- E 1-244 AHB, LA Nat. Guard

Command Staff

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LTC Patrick Bossetta Commander,
1-244 AHB
  CSM Myron Creecy
1-244 AHB
Specialized Equipment

UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

Occupational Specialties

15R- UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter Repairer

Unit Links

Family Readiness Group

Unit History

Unit Newsletters

1-244 Balad Intranet

Julie Dermansky's blog

“The 1st Battalion, 244th Assault Helicopter Battalion has been at the tip of the spear. As this mission in Iraq continues to move toward stabilization and moves more towards stability operations in a peacekeeping operation, there still is a combat mission. MNC–I and TF 34 are conducting that combat mission, and we are a very large part of it with air assault missions in support of special operations. And, that is something I would like to highlight that the battalion has been incredibly successful in doing, as far as the combat missions are concerned. We were the tip of the spear in that mission.

Based on what this unit has done over the last four years, if the folks back home want something to be proud of, something to be positive about with all of the negative news we hear, you don’t have to look too much further than the Louisiana National Guard and Florida National Guard.”

LTC Patrick Bossetta
Commander, 1-244 AHB
1-244 AHB In The News
Have you seen coverage of 1-244? E-mail us a link.

The Road to Baghdad Blog
4 Mar., 2009

Mardi Gras Spirit Sent to Louisiana Guardsmen in Iraq

24 Feb., 2009

National Guard celebrates its 372nd year

22 Dec., 2008

National Guardsman thankful just to be home

28 Nov., 2008

Students seek funds for troops

8 Nov., 2008

Flying in Iraq with 'Supermen'

6 Nov., 2008

Every day is Veterans Day for Cuba family
6 Nov., 2008

Guardsmen aid livestock stranded by Ike
22 Sep, 2008

Aviators depart for Iraq mission

18 Apr., 2008

Copter heroes of Katrina set to go to Iraq
15 Jan., 2008

1-244 in The Flightline

Rat Pack forms to fill mission gap
By SGT Edward Thorne
HHC 2-149th GSAB Unit Public Affairs Representative
1 Mar. 2009

Voodoo bids adieu as Pegasus wings to Joint Base Balad
Spc. Jodi Krause
Task Force 34 Public Affairs Journalist

My life as an alpha company Superman
Sgt. Jeric E. Yeargin
March 19th, 2009

Father and Son Deploy Together
Staff Sgt. Lynette Hoke
Task Force 34 Public Affairs Specialist
March 7th, 2009

Women in the Military
Women in the Military
B-roll of CW3 Michelle Murphy and her personal contribution as a woman in the military. Scenes include interviews and a military aircraft. Produced by Staff Sgt. Lynette Hoke.
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McKinley Visits Guard Members During Central Command Trip
Story by Master Sgt. Mike Smith
National Guard Bureau
3 Mar., 2009

Photos:, Flying with 1-244 , download
Feb., 2009

Super Sunday Iraq Style
By Sgt Timothy Stocking, TF34 Retention NCOIC
01 Feb., 2009

1-244 Troops Visit US Ambassador
CW2 Christina Maple
B Co.  1244 AHB
5 Feb., 2009

B Co. 1-244th AHB Christmas Party, download
By SFC Robinann Jones E 1/244th AHB, TF 34
12 Dec., 2008

College buddies meet for promotion ceremony
By SFC Robinann Jones E 1/244th AHB, TF 34
12 Dec., 2008

Photos: 1-244 Volunteers Spread holiday Cheer to Troops Overseas, download
10 Dec., 2008

Voodoo Ladies Basketball Tournament download
By Sgt. Michael Dimarco, Unit Public Affairs Representative
15 Nov., 2008

TF 34 Soldiers gain U.S. citizenship
Spc Jodi Krause, 834 Aviation Support Battalion Unit Public Affairs Representative
8 Nov., 2008

It took a war to bless a child
Written by SPC Jodi Krause, HSC 834th ASB Public Affairs Representative
3 Nov., 2008

Ladies Night Out Tournament
Story by 2LT George Wiley
E Co., 1-244 AHB
25 Oct., 2008

1-244 Rescues Christian Refugees
Written By CPT Paige Hood
HHC 1-244 Unit Public Affairs Representative
11 Oct., 2008

Recalled Soldiers receive their just due

Written by CPT Marlin J. Jenkins
Commander, E Co., 1-244 AHB
18 Sept., 2008

VooDoo Softball

Written by 2LT George Wiley, E Co. 1-244 AHB Unit Public Affairs Representative

There is Vodoo in the Air
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Chris Seaton, Task Force 12 Public Affairs Office
8 Aug., 2008

1-244 Aviation Regiment is ready to fight

Written by 479th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs
11 June, 2008

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