8th Battalion, 229th AVN AH-64D Model
Fly with the 8th Battalion, 229th AVN in this handcrafted AH-64D model. Each piece is carved from wood and handpainted to provide a piece you’ll love.
The unit was constituted on 16 September 1989 in the Army Reserve as the 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation and activated on 17 September 1989 at Fort Knox, Kentucky. It was ordered into active military service on 6 June 2004 at Fort Knox, Kentucky, released on 28 December 2005 and reverted to reserve status. It was redesignated on 1 October 2005 as the 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, and on 7 October 2010 it was ordered into active military service again at Fort Knox, Kentucky. It has since reverted to reserve status. 8-229th was officially designated by the American Volunteer Group (AVG) to carry the “Flying Tigers” name. As part of the U.S. Army Reserves restructuring of its aviation assets the unit was redesignated as an assault helicopter battalion flying the UH-60 Blackhawk and ending its mission as an attack helicopter battalion in the fall of 2014.