The 170th Aviation Company (Light Airmobile) was activated September 1, 1965 at Fort Bennning Georgia under TOE1-77E (augmented) by General Order 264, Third Army Headquarters dated August 25, 1965.
It consisted of a headquarters section, and armed flight platoon with eight (8) UH-1B helicopters, two flight lift platoons with twenty (20) UH-1D troop carriers (slicks) and a service platoon. The 405th Transportation Detachment (TC), 448th Signal Detachment (SD), and the 755th Medical Detachment (MD) were attached.
On January 21, 1970 the Bikinis moved to Kontum airfield to replace the 57th AHC..
The Bikinis absorbed the 405th TC and the 448th SD
while the 154th Medical Detachment replaced the 775th MD
and an infantry platoon of the 52nd CAB Security Force was attached.
The final DA-1 Morning Report was signed early in the morning mists on March 16, 1971
on the hood of the last Bikini jeep by Major George S Crawford, the last Bikini in Vietnam.
The 170th AHC was history to the United States Army and only memories to its warriors.