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Fort Campbell identifies Two 101st Airborne Division pilots killed in helicopter crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots who were killed December 2nd as a result of a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell have been identified.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter mechanic. During his six years as an enlisted Soldier, Caraballoleon served in numerous assignments, achieving the rank of sergeant, before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2009.

Following commissioning as a warrant officer and completion of the Rotary Wing Aviators Course, he served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.

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Two 101st Airborne Division pilots killed in AH-64D Apache helicopter crash near Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell, KY, at approximately 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 2nd.

The crew members were flying a two-seat AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission when the aircraft went down approximately 12 miles south of Fort Campbell.

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101st Airborne Division AH-64D Apache helicopter crashes near Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell, KY, at approximately 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 2nd.

The crew members were flying an AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission when the aircraft went down approximately 12 miles south of Fort Campbell.

The area has been secured by Montgomery County (Tennessee) Law Enforcement and the incident is currently under investigation.

More information will be released as it becomes available.

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101st Airborne Division’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade soldiers refuel an AH-64D Apache Helicopter

 

Photo by Spc. Joseph Green
159th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

159th Combat Aviation BrigadeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Jalalabad Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Task Force Attack, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter before it goes back out on mission January 14th, 2014, at Jalalabad Airfield.

Hot refuel capabilities help to reduce time on station for aircraft.

Task Force Attack Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter. ( Spc. Joseph Green)

Task Force Attack Soldiers with the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct a hot refuel on an AH-64D Apache helicopter. ( Spc. Joseph Green)

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Fort Campbell Air cavalry soldiers continue tradition in Afghanistan

 

Written by U.S. Army Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionWings of Destiny

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.

An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, takes off for a patrol mission at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, takes off for a patrol mission at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Dec. 19th, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan, 101st CAB public affairs)

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Fort Campbell’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade trains at Fort Carson

 

Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade

Wings of DestinyFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Carson, CO – This Army installation tucked into the Rocky Mountains, hosted Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division for High Altitude Mountainous Environment Training. This is training that is now required of all aviation units preparing to deploy to Afghanistan.

This rotation yielded new and old challenges to TF Eagle Assault command and pilots. This training precedes the arrival of 13th Combat Aviation Brigade to Fort Carson, CO, by mere months. Some in the local communities and activist groups clamored to stop the arrival of 13th CAB because of fears of damage to the environment and potential degradation to the quality of life in the areas surrounding Fort Carson, CO.

A UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter with Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, lifts front wheels off the ground during a rolling takeoff on a confined hilltop at Fort Carson, CO during Task Force Eagle Assault's rotation to high altitude mountainous environment training, Feb. 20th, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

A UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter with Task Force Eagle Assault, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, lifts front wheels off the ground during a rolling takeoff on a confined hilltop at Fort Carson, CO during Task Force Eagle Assault's rotation to high altitude mountainous environment training, Feb. 20th, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Duncan Brennan)

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Combined Mission has International Accent

 

Written by Spc. Jennifer Andersson
Task Force Thunder Public Affairs

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division159th Combat Aviation BrigadeKandahar 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.

Pilots from Australian, United Arab Emirates and U.S. army aviation task forces pose for a group photo before a combined mission June 30th to destroy insurgent repeater towers in southern Afghanistan. This was the first time the three nations' aviators had worked together in an effort in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Spc. Mario Smith)

Pilots from Australian, United Arab Emirates and U.S. army aviation task forces pose for a group photo before a combined mission June 30th to destroy insurgent repeater towers in southern Afghanistan. This was the first time the three nations' aviators had worked together in an effort in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by Spc. Mario Smith)

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