Area handbook (FM) 3-04.113 is intended for use by commanders, staffs, and United States (U.S.) military workers expecting to operate and use Military aeronautics attack and/or basic support (GS) helicopter devices. This FM is the Military's doctrine for the best ways to battle and sustain attack helicopter battalions (AHBs) and basic support aeronautics battalions (GSABs). The operational concepts described in this handbook are based upon Military doctrine as established in FM 1, FM 3-0, and FM 3-04.111. Focus is placed on modular force structure and the improved operational ability provided by Military aeronautics transformation. FM 3-04.113 applies to regular Military and reserve part devices. It builds on collective knowledge and experience got through recent operations, numerous exercises, and the deliberate process of notified reasoning. This publication is rooted in time-tested concepts and basics, while accommodating new technologies, and progressing responses to the varied threats to our national security. This handbook also assists Military supporter schools in teaching utility and freight helicopter operations. FM 3-04.113 lays out the "how-to" of attack and GS helicopter organizations, goals, command and control (C2), tactical employment, and sustainment. It describes the obligations and responsibilities of crucial workers during training, operations, and combat. This handbook is reliable however not considered inflexible. Each situation in combat need to be resolved by a smart analysis and application of the doctrine set forth herein. Standardized battalion and business operations are needed for effective employment of aeronautics battalion task forces (ABTFs). To this end, like companies should follow comparable operational and employment treatments. Lastly, FM 3-04.113 furnishes a foundation for attack and GS helicopter doctrine, force design, materiel acquisition, expert education, and specific and unit training. This publication applies to the Active Military, the Military National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the United States Military Reserve, unless otherwise specified.