Topic: OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter
Written by Sgt. Joe Padula
Fort Campbell, KY – Top Gear, an American motoring television series on the History Channel, is scheduled to air their second episode of its third season, February 5th, which was filmed inside the gates of Fort Campbell, KY during this past fall.
The week long production combined Hollywood magic with the military might of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as the Screaming Eagle Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team and 159th Combat Aviation Brigade became part of the show’s cast.
Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan – The 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, has a long and proud history that spans nearly a century. Its long history includes campaigns in World War II, Vietnam and Iraq.
The Soldiers of 2-17 CAV are currently on their next rendezvous with destiny at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan.
Written by Sgt. Tracy Weeden
MacDill Air Force Base, FL – The 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, conducted a multi-echelon training exercise called Jaded Thunder at MacDill Air Force Base and Avon Park outside of Tampa, FL, October 20th-30th, along with elements of the Air Force, ground forces and artillery.
The simulated battlefield was set up to resemble real-life scenarios in combat, to include a fully functioning forward arming and refueling point, mock villages and a forward operating base.
Nashville, TN – Tennessee National Guard officials announced today that investigators from the Army Safety Center and Army Aviation Center have concluded their investigation into the crash of an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter July 9th in Campbell County.
1st Lt. Thomas Joseph Williams, Jr. and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel Cole were killed in the accident. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – Major General Max Haston sadly announced today that 1st Lt. Thomas Joseph Williams, Jr. and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Daniel Cole both of Knoxville were killed Saturday when their OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed in Campbell County. The cause of the crash is under investigation at this time.
“The entire Tennessee National Guard is deeply saddened at the loss of Lt. Williams and Chief Warrant Officer Cole,” said Haston. «Read the rest of this article»
Nashville, TN – At about 5:30pm EDT, Saturday, July 9th, a Tennessee Army Guard OH-58D Kiowa Warrior Helicopter with two pilots on board crashed in Campbell County, Tennessee. Both pilots were killed in the crash.
At the time of the accident the crew was conducting a routine training flight.
At this time the cause of the crash is not known. We will not speculate as to the cause.
Written by Spc. Jennifer Andersson
Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan – The International Security Assistance Force, composed of countries worldwide, was established to secure Afghanistan.
June 28th marked the first day of a series of missions that enabled pilots from Australia, the United Arab Emirates and the United States to embrace the ISAF dream as they combined forces to destroy insurgent repeater towers in southern Afghanistan.
Written by Sgt. 1st Class Stephanie Carl
Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan - When Chief Warrant Officer 4 Trudy Truax arrived at her first unit as an OH-58A pilot in 1996, her commander refused her orders.
“I’ve had my own battalion commanders not speak to me,” Truax said.
Truax was one of the first females to join the community of Cobra, Apache and Kiowa pilots after then-President Bill Clinton lifted the restrictions that kept women from flying the traditionally combat-focused rotary-wing birds. She was one of only six women in her class – three from West Point and three warrant officers. Today, she’s the only one of the six still serving in the Army, and she serves as the standardization instructor pilot for Company C (Dustoff), 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, which is currently deployed to Afghanistan with Task Force Thunder, the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade.
Kunar Province, Afghanistan – The mountainside of the Shigal Valley in eastern Afghanistan’s Kunar Province came alive, March 16th, with the whirring of helicopters marking the beginning of Operation Eagle Talon.
Afghan National Army soldiers and Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force No Slack, flooded Shigal District where slabs of rock stretch into the fertile valley floors.
Written by U.S. Army Cpl. Kam Gerohimos
Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan – U.S. Army Lt. Col. Christopher Downey, Task Force Shooter, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, commander, along with a few of his pilots, visited U.S. Army Lt. Col. Will Johnson, TF Panther, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, commander, January 29th to present him a gift to commemorate the recent collaboration of their units.
The task forces worked together during Operation Black Panther in western Nangarhar Province December 27th. With constant coordination, TF Shooter performed infills and exfills of ground cavalry troops while also providing reconnaissance and aerial support throughout the operational area.
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