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160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment holds retirement Ceremony at Fort Campbell for Legendary Chief Warrant Officers

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Thaddius S. Dawkins
U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – As the Company A, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) hangar began to fill with people March 21st, it was clear this wasn’t just another retirement ceremony.

This ceremony had an even greater significance than most others. After all, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Karl H. Maier and Chief Warrant Officer 5 George “Billy” Cook had more than 70-years of combined Army Service — with more than 50 of those years spent as Night Stalkers.

Chief Warrant Officer 5 George "Billy" Cook and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Karl H. Maier stand with Col. John R. Evans Jr., 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during a retirement ceremony March 21st at Fort Campbell, Ky. Cook and Maier retired following a combined 70-years of service, with more than 50 years spent as Night Stalkers. (U.S. Army photo)

Chief Warrant Officer 5 George “Billy” Cook and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Karl H. Maier stand with Col. John R. Evans Jr., 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment during a retirement ceremony March 21st at Fort Campbell, Ky. Cook and Maier retired following a combined 70-years of service, with more than 50 years spent as Night Stalkers. (U.S. Army photo)

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Lady Night Stalkers at Fort Campbell learn what it means to be a member of 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Some spouses from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) tried the sweat that poured off of their brow as they strained to pull, push and drag a 5,100-lbs M998 military Humvee up an incline May 2nd.

It was only midday but the members of the “Pink Platoon” were struggling and the heat was beginning to take its toll.

With the rally cry, “Night Stalkers don’t quit” the spouses of the Soldiers from the 160th SOAR (A) grabbed another gear and muscled the machine up the hill.

A spouse of a 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Soldier soars over the gut buster logs during the Pink Platoon event May 2, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

A spouse of a 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Soldier soars over the gut buster logs during the Pink Platoon event May 2, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

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160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment Night Stalkers based at Fort Campbell compete for title of top NCO, Soldier

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Two Night Stalkers earned the titles of NCO and Soldier of the Year in a four-day competition that tested the determination and perseverance of Soldiers from the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (Airborne), April 15th-18th.

Staff Sgt. Andrew G. McCallister and Spc. Andrew Fowler were announced during an awards presentation April 18th.  Eleven Night Stalkers participated, five Soldiers and six NCOs for the chance to be declared top Soldier, NCO of the Regiment.

Soldiers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) conduct weapons-qualification while wearing their gas masks during the Noncommissioned Officer, and Soldier of the Year Competition, April 15-18 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

Soldiers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) conduct weapons-qualification while wearing their gas masks during the Noncommissioned Officer, and Soldier of the Year Competition, April 15-18 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

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Charlie Collier announces candidacy for Clarksville City Council Ward 9

 

Election 2012Clarksville, TN – Charlie Collier has announced his intentions to represent the people of Clarksville City Council Ward 9 in the upcoming November election.

As a retired member of the US Army, 5th Special Forces Group and the 160th SOAR I consider it a privilege to continue to serve and represent my community as I have my country with honor and dignity.

With the full support of my neighborhood I have qualified for the ballot.

Charlie Collier

Charlie Collier

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160th Special Operations Aviation “Nightstalkers” Regiment welcomes Col. John R. Evans as new Commander

 

Written by Maj. Mike Burns
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

160th Soar NightstalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) welcomed a new Regiment Commander as Col. John W. Thompson relinquished command to Col. John R. Evans during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, on July 20th, 2012.

Col. Clayton M. Hutmacher, commander of the U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command and former 160th SOAR (A) commander, presided over the ceremony. He told the crowd of Thompson’s proven combat leadership, courage and professionalism.

Col. John R. Evans (left) accepts the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Colors from Col. Clayton M. Hutmacher, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command Commanding General, as he assumed command from Col. John W. Thompson during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, on Friday. (U.S. Army Photo)

Col. John R. Evans (left) accepts the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Colors from Col. Clayton M. Hutmacher, U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command Commanding General, as he assumed command from Col. John W. Thompson during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, on Friday. (U.S. Army Photo)

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160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment “Night Stalkers” donates canned goods to Manna Café Ministries

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) donated canned goods to the Manna Café Ministries during a special onsite visit April 12 at Clarksville, Tennessee.

Approximately 1800-pounds of canned goods was collected in conjunction with the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition earlier this month and donated to the local charity.

Night Stakers donated canned goods to Manna Café Ministries April 12th.

Night Stakers donated canned goods to Manna Café Ministries April 12th.

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Night Stalker battalion changes command

 

Written by Maj. Mike Burns
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division160th Soar - Night StalkersHunter Army Airfield, GA – Lt. Col. Kirk E. Keepers relinquished command of 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) to Lt. Col. William T. Golden, IV in a ceremony here June 16th.

Col. John W. Thompson, the 160th SOAR commander, emphasized the importance of the battalion’s mission and choosing the right leader to command.

“Commanding this formation of (more than) 600 Night Stalkers has strategic implications,” said Thompson. “A wise decision was made when Kirk Keepers was selected to command this unique formation.”

Lt. Col. William T. Golden, IV (left) accepts the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Colors from Col. John W. Thompson, commander, 160th SOAR (A), as he assumes command from Lt. Col. Kirk E. Keepers during a ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield, GA, June 16th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment courtesy photo.)

Lt. Col. William T. Golden, IV (left) accepts the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Colors from Col. John W. Thompson, commander, 160th SOAR (A), as he assumes command from Lt. Col. Kirk E. Keepers during a ceremony at Hunter Army Airfield, GA, June 16th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment courtesy photo.)

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Night Stalkers welcome next Regiment Command Sergeant Major

 

Written by Kimberly Tiscione
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – The Soldiers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment welcomed a new command sergeant major with the ceremonial passing of the Regiment colors.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Chambers assumed responsibility of the Regiment from Command Sgt. Maj. David Leamon during a ceremony here June 8th.

As the senior enlisted advisor to the Regiment Commander, the Regiment Command Sergeant Major is responsible for carrying out policies and standard of the performance, training, appearance and conduct of the Soldiers and noncommissioned officers in this one-of-a-kind unit.

Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Chambers (left) accepts the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Colors from Col. John Thompson, commander of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), as he assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. David Leamon during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY., on June 8th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment courtesy photo.)

Command Sgt. Maj. Gregory Chambers (left) accepts the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Colors from Col. John Thompson, commander of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), as he assumed responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. David Leamon during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY., on June 8th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment courtesy photo.)

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Fort Campbell 160th facilities sustain storm damage

 

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division160th Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell, KY – Severe weather overnight caused significant damage to facilities and some aircraft belonging to the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) facilities at Fort Campbell, KY. There were no injuries to personnel.

Damage assessments are underway; the full extent of the damages are not yet known. The Regimental Command Team’s top priorities remain the safety of unit personnel during the clean-up process and sustainment of support to deployed units.

“The resiliency and dedication of our Night Stalker personnel and the support of our Fort Campbell military community will ensure we are able to safely restore our facilities to normal working order,” said Col. Vincent Reap, Deputy Commander, 160th SOAR.

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Brave mission earns eight Night Stalkers the Distinguished Flying Cross

 

By Spc. Ashley M. Outler
28th Public Affairs Detachment

160th Soar NightstalkersJoint Base Lewis-McChord, WA – “I flew super fast, I flew low, and I flew hard, like I stole it,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Todd Peterson, Chinook helicopter pilot, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), about the night that his crew and two others flew a dangerous but crucial mission that sacrificed their lives for the safety of other forces and earned them the Distinguished Flying Cross for their heroism and valor.

Eight Soldiers of the 160th SOAR who braved the mission were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, April 11th.

Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, center left, commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Sgt. Jeremy Gribbles, center right, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) who was among eight Night Stalkers of 160th SOAR to receive the award during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, April 11th. (Photo by Spc. Ashley M. Outler, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

Navy Vice Adm. William H. McRaven, center left, commander of the Joint Special Operations Command, pins the Distinguished Flying Cross on Sgt. Jeremy Gribbles, center right, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) who was among eight Night Stalkers of 160th SOAR to receive the award during a ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, WA, April 11th. (Photo by Spc. Ashley M. Outler, 28th Public Affairs Detachment)

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