The 122nd Aviation Support Battalion traces its roots back to 1 January 1942 when it was activated in the Regular Army as a Maintenance Battalion, 3rd Armored Division at Camp Polk. Soon after its activation, the Battalion was shipped overseas to participate in the European front. After supporting numerous campaigns in the European theater in World War II, the Battalion inactivated on 10 November 1945 in Germany. The Battalion battle streamers during World War II included Normandy, Northern France, Rhineland, Ardennes-Alsace, and Central Europe.
On 7 July 1947, the Battalion was re-designated as the 122nd Armored Ordnance Maintenance Battalion. A year later the 122nd was officially activated on 30 July 1948. The 122nd Armored Ordnance Maintenance Battalion relocated from Germany to Fort Knox.
On 1 July 1963, the Battalion returned to Germany and was reorganized and re-designated as the 122nd Maintenance Battalion.
After two decades supporting Cold War in Germany the Battalion inactivated on 15 December 1984. The 122d Support Battalion (Main) was later activated on 1 May 1987 in Germany and later when on to support the 3rd Armored Division in Operation Desert Shield Desert Storm. The unit was inactivated after the Campaign. On 16 June 2006, the unit was activated at Fort Bragg as the 122d Aviation Support Battalion assigned to the 82d Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.
On 15 January 2006 the 82nd Aiborne Division began transformation to the US Army modular force structure. As a result, Company D (Aviation Intermediate Maintenance), 82nd Aviation Regiment was inactivated and reflagged as Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 122nd Aviation Support Battalion.
In late 2006, elements of the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion deployed along with other elements of the 82nd Aviation Brigade deployed to Iraq as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
In 2007 elements of the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion deployed to Afghanistan as part of Operation Enduring Freedom.
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