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160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment Lady Night Stalkers take Darkhorse Pink Platoon by storm

 

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

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – A cool morning breeze greets the sea of digital camouflage on the range.

All through the ranks, the anticipation begins to grow as the start of the day’s activities is upon them. Suddenly the call is given.

“Shooters, get ready … Fire!”

Lady Night Stalkers from 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) conduct log physical training during the Pink Platoon event May 9th at Fort Campbell, KY. (160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (Airborne) photo)

Lady Night Stalkers from 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) conduct log physical training during the Pink Platoon event May 9th at Fort Campbell, KY. (160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (Airborne) photo)

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160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment “Darkhorse Soldiers” stand down for safety

 

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

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

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Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), took a day February 14th to stand down and focus on safety issues, both on- and off-duty.

More than 350 “Darkhorse” Soldiers gathered to participate in classes, practical exercises and to present awards, all centered on the day’s safety theme.

Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, the 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR commander, highlighted the importance of taking time to deliberately focus on safety.

Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, the 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR commander, addresses troops during the “Darkhorse” Battalion safety stand-down day Feb. 14th at Fort Campbell, KY.  The battalion took the day to participate in classes, practical exercises and to present awards all aimed at safety. (Photo by Maj. Mike Burns, 160th SOAR PAO)

Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, the 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR commander, addresses troops during the “Darkhorse” Battalion safety stand-down day Feb. 14th at Fort Campbell, KY. The battalion took the day to participate in classes, practical exercises and to present awards all aimed at safety. (Photo by Maj. Mike Burns, 160th SOAR PAO)

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Night Stalkers activate Black Hawk company

 

Last Chinook-only active Army unit welcomes MH-60s

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

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

160th Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell, KY – Black Hawk helicopters are expanding the 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) fleet.

Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR(A), was activated in a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, September 9th. 

Maj. Keith Sandoval and 1st Sgt. Thomas Hale assumed command and responsibility, respectively, of the new formation. Their Soldiers were hand-picked from within Regiment for their airframe expertise.

Maj. Keith Sandoval (left), commander of C Company 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), and Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, commander of 2nd Battalion 160th SOAR (A), watch as the company colors are unfurled for the first time during an activation ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY., Sept. 12th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment courtesy photo)

Maj. Keith Sandoval (left), commander of C Company 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), and Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, commander of 2nd Battalion 160th SOAR (A), watch as the company colors are unfurled for the first time during an activation ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY., Sept. 12th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment courtesy photo)

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2nd Battalion, 160th SOAR, received first Meritorious Unit Commendation

 

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Fort Campbell, KY – The 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), received the Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 15th, 2011.

The MUC was awarded for exceptionally meritorious actions in support of combat operations in the U.S. Central Command area of responsibility from October 2009 to September 2010. Elements of 2nd Battalion remain continuously deployed in support of the War on Terror. Night Stalkers Don’t Quit!

Lt. Col. Phil Ryan (left), commander of 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), and Col. John Thompson, SOAR commander, secure the battalion's first Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer to the unit colors during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 15th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment photo)

Lt. Col. Phil Ryan (left), commander of 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), and Col. John Thompson, SOAR commander, secure the battalion's first Meritorious Unit Commendation streamer to the unit colors during a ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 15th, 2011. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment photo)

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Night Stalkers recognized for combat actions and garrison safety

 

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

160th Soar NightstalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division PatchFort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), were recognized for combat actions during the past 24 months at a rare ceremony August 16th.

The unit added seven combat streamers to the battalion colors, and more than 30 Night Stalkers were recognized by the unit for their service and contributions.

“Today we will present more than 40 awards which will represent just some of the hard work and achievement that each of you in uniform does every day to employ the combat power of our nation,” said Lt. Col. Phil Ryan, 2nd Battalion commander. “This recognition by the Army shows the unprecedented commitment of the Darkhorse to our nation’s fight against terrorism.”

Col. John Thompson, 160th Special Operations Aviations Regiment (Airborne) commander shakes hands with Sgt. Brian Buckingham, a 2nd Battalion crew chief who was awarded two Air Medals (one for Valor) during the battalion awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 16th. (Photo courtesy of 160th SOAR)

Col. John Thompson, 160th Special Operations Aviations Regiment (Airborne) commander shakes hands with Sgt. Brian Buckingham, a 2nd Battalion crew chief who was awarded two Air Medals (one for Valor) during the battalion awards ceremony at Fort Campbell, KY, August 16th. (Photo courtesy of 160th SOAR)

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