Topic: Phil Ryan
Written by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch
Fort 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!”
Written by Maj. Mike Burns
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.
Last Chinook-only active Army unit welcomes MH-60s
Written by Kimberly Tiscione
Fort 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.
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)
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!
By Sgt. 1st Class Jason Cauley
Fort 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.”
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