SIGONELLA, Italy--The 1st Bn., 214th Avn. Regt., General Support Aviation (GSAB), 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted air movement in support of the President of the United States (POTUS), the First Lady of the United States (FLOTUS), Senior White House staff, and security personnel here, 24-29 May, during their visit to the 43rd G7 Summit in Taormina, Sicily.
Alpha Company, 1-214th conducted a total of five air movement missions alongside Marine Helicopter Squadron One. Marine Helicopter Squadron One is a United States Marine Corps helicopter squadron that is primarily responsible for the transportation of the POTUS, Vice President of the United States, and Cabinet members.
General Support Aviation Battalions provide lift, ambulatory and VIP transport assets to theater commanders. Alpha Company, the Command Aviation Company from 1-214th, provides rotary wing VIP transport across the Theater with 10 assigned UH-60s.
The 12th CAB trains and conducts aviation operations throughout the range of military operation in support of U.S. Army Europe, U.S. European Command, NATO, and in support of U.S. Central Command and U.S. African Command and other contingency locations around the globe.