New UAS company activation ceremony

FORT RILEY, Kan. – The 1st Infantry Division’s newest unmanned aerial system company is scheduled to be officially activated during a ceremony April 12 at 10 a.m. in building 727 on Marshall Army Airfield.

Soldiers in F Company, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade,  will operate the Grey Eagle unmanned aerial system, a division level asset that provides reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition  mission support to both ground and strategic commanders.

The Grey Eagle capabilities can be integrated with the Army’s new Apache Block III aircraft that Demon brigade Soldiers are currently testing at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

During the activation ceremony, Col. Mike Morgan, the CAB commander, will speak regarding how “Fenix” company will increase the CAB’s ability to provide world-class aviation capabilities to supported forces.