Topic: AH-64D Apache Longbow Helicopter
Fort 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.
Fort 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.
The area has been secured by Fort Campbell Military Police in conjunction with Montgomery County (Tennessee) Law Enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»
Fort 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.
Photo by Spc. Joseph Green
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