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Night Stalkers’ week of remembrance and change

 

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 – A ceremonial formation of Chinook helicopters and passing of the colors were highlights of the 2011 Week of Night Stalker Activities.

The annual week-long celebration is a rare opportunity for Soldiers, Families, civilians and guests of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment to share in camaraderie and enjoy precious time together while not deployed.

Hundreds gathered for a ceremony remembering the 91 Night Stalkers that died during training or combat in service to their country.  Nearly half of those inscriptions represent Soldiers who died during the last decade while the unit was supporting sustained combat operations in multiple locations around the world.

Maj. Mark Kappelmann (left) accepts the unit colors from Col. John Thompson, commander, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, as he assumes command of the Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion from Lt. Col. Brian Hughes during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, May 20th, 2011. Hughes is assuming command at Fort Riley, Kansas. (Photo courtesy of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment)

Maj. Mark Kappelmann (left) accepts the unit colors from Col. John Thompson, commander, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, as he assumes command of the Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion from Lt. Col. Brian Hughes during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, May 20th, 2011. Hughes is assuming command at Fort Riley, Kansas. (Photo courtesy of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment)

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160th Training Battalion receives Parker Award

 

By Sgt. 1st Class Jason Cauley
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Public Affairs

160th Soar NightstalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Rucker, AL – A Night Stalker battalion received a top active-duty aviation award at this year’s Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Awards February 2nd.

The 160th Special Operations Aviation Training Battalion earned the Best Table of Distribution and Allowances Award at the annual ceremony that recognizes superior aviation units in the areas of leadership, training, maintenance and safety.

“This is an incredible honor to be nominated by the command and recognized by the aviation branch as Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker award winners,” said Lt. Col. Brian Hughes, battalion commander.

Gen. Richard Cody, retired Master Aviator and event guest speaker, presents Lt. Col. Brian Hughes and Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny Jones from the 160th SOAR with the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Best Table of Distribution and Allowances Award at the aviation ceremony in Fort Rucker, AL on Feb. 2nd. (Photo by Russell Sellers)

Gen. Richard Cody, retired Master Aviator and event guest speaker, presents Lt. Col. Brian Hughes and Command Sgt. Maj. Johnny Jones from the 160th SOAR with the Lt. Gen. Ellis D. Parker Best Table of Distribution and Allowances Award at the aviation ceremony in Fort Rucker, AL on Feb. 2nd. (Photo by Russell Sellers)

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