The 17th CAV, considered a historical organization, began as a regiment of calvary after the Pancho Villa Expedition. Straight out of Fort Bliss, Texas, where it was organized in 1916, the 2-17 CAV was present during WWI and served on the Mexican border. Stationed where needed, the 2-17 has been called to protect border disturbances near the Arizona border, covering and protecting Hawaii's coast line and also served as a Recon Element during the Vietnam War.
The 17th CAV continues with the on-going effort to maintain the lineage and history of the Army through its units. Found in modern day Army Combat Aviation Brigades, the squadrons are now constituted as attack/recon helicopter squadrons. Dedicated to reconnaissance since 2008, in support of the 101st Airborne Division Infantry, the 2-17 CAV is comprised of three Flight Troops and three support Troops, with their primary aircraft being the OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter.
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