You were the Battalion Flight Surgeon? Fascinating. Not being familar with the overall TOE of a 60s-early 80s Avn Bn, did you have a counterpart in the Battalion who was the regular Battalion Medical Officer? In the 4/9thin 81-82 we had one who was a either a CWO3 or a CWO 4.
Nope, normally only one doc in the aviation battalion 75-78. The Flight Surgeon was the Battalion Surgeon. For a period, we had a small aviation section at Ft. Richardson, so they had a Flight Surgeon as well, since they were 350 miles south of the Battalion HQ at Ft. Wainwright. The Ft. Wainwright Flight Surgeon also supported Flight Operations out of Fort Greely at Delta Junction. The most interesting missions were water bucket fire-fighting missions (UH-1 and CH-47), and the High Altitude Rescue Team which rescued people off the top of Mount McKinley with a CH-47 (I think our highest actual pickup was about 17,000 feet-- not bad, since the aircraft was only rated to about 14,000 feet).
83-86 I ran the base hospital, and kept flying with the 222nd occasionally, though they had their own Flight Surgeon at the Battalion.