95th Airmobile Brigade (Ukraine)


95th Airmobile Brigade (Ukraine)

Infobox Military Unit
unit_name= 95th Airmobile Brigade


caption= New sleeve patch of the Brigade
dates= 1994/95 - present
country= Ukraine
allegiance=
branch= Ukrainian Ground Forces
type= Airmobile
role=
size= ??00 + ~100 females [uk icon [http://www.obriy.pib.com.ua/2007/31_07/09.shtml A lot of brave men and not enough parachutes] ] [uk icon [http://gpu-ua.info/index.php?&id=153024 Females serve for money] ]
command_structure= 8th Army Corps
current_commander= Lieutenant Colonel Oleh Huliakuk icon [http://www.mil.gov.ua/index.php?lang=ua&part=news&sub=read&id=12454 Brigade prepares for 16th anniversary of airmobile troops] ]
garrison= A0281 А1910 Zhytomyr Zhytomyr Oblast, Ukraine
march=
motto= Strength, Courage, Honor
mascot=
battles= Iraq Campaign
notable_commanders=
anniversaries= October 5 1994
identification_symbol=
identification_symbol_label=Airmobile Forces insignia
The 95th Separate Airmobile Brigade ( _uk. 95 окрема аеромобільна бригада), the main ground forces component of Ukraine’s rapid reaction force. [ [http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/pub590.pdf U.S.-Ukraine military relations and the value of interoperability, pg 17] ] Brigade is located in Zhytomyr.ru icon [http://desant.com.ua/95br.html 95th Airmobile] ] The 95th is the only Ukrainian airmobile brigade which uses the BMP-2 as their infantry fighting vehicles. The brigade is also one of the Ukrainian Partnership for Peace units. [ [http://www.nato.int/structur/nmlo/pfp/pfp.htm Partnership for Peace Ukrainian Designated Units] .]

History

95th Training Center of Ukrainian Airmobile Forces was created in the early 90s in Zhytomyr ( Korbutovka base) on the base of 242nd Training Armored Regiment. Training Center acquires second base - Bohunia. In 1995 Training Center was reorganized into 95th Separate Airborne Brigade. All of the units except staff and reconnaissance company moved to Bohunia base.

First jumps in the Brigade occurred in 1994. Brigade was also one of the first airmobile units to receive its Battle Banner. It received the Banner on October 5, 1994. Until spring of 1996 all of the jumps were done from Mi-8. By the end of the Ukrainian summer of 1996 soldiers began jumping from Il-76 aircraft. All the jumps were in the region of Smokovka, and in the Brigades training range, located in the area of Starokonstantinin road across the Teterev river.

The Brigade originally had 4 battalions, 1 of them was disbanded. Soldiers from the Brigade took part in peacekeeping missions in Sierra Leone, Kosovo, and between 2003-2005 in Iraq.

In 2000 Brigade was reorganized into Airmobile Brigade and became subordinate to 8th Army Corps.Currently Brigade has 13th Separate Airmobile Battalion which consists of professionals soldiers and not conscripts and 2nd Airmobile Battalion which consists of conscripts based in Korbutovka (A-1910). Command of the Brigade, 1st Airmobile Battalion which consists of conscripts, specialized, artillery, logistics units based in Bohunia (A-0281).

tructure

All battalions are commonly referred to as 1st and 2nd and 3rd Battalions by the service members.
*ВЗРАБ
*Supply Battalion
*Reconnaissance Company
*Chemical Platoon
*Combat Engineer
*Artillery Battalion
*Supply Company
*Field Signal Node
*Fire Fighting Platoon
*Commandant Platoon
*Anti-Tank Battalion
*Management Platoon of Commander of Artillery
*11th Battalion
**Headquarters Company
*12th Battalion
**Headquarters Company
**4th Airmobile Company
**5th Airmobile Company
**6th Airmobile Company
**Mortar Battery
**Anti-Tank Platoon
**Anti-Aircraft Platoon
*

Past Commanders

*Colonel Kinzerskiy
*Colonel Chabanenko
*Colonel Hortuyk
*Lieutenant Colonel Oleksandr Shvets - 2008 [uk icon [http://www.mil.gov.ua/index.php?lang=ua&part=news&sub=read&id=9791 Staff meeting of the 8th Army Corps] ]

References


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