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Soldier father, son serve together in 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (A) at Fort Campbell

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)

160th Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell, KY – When Staff Sgt. Joseph Simms donned his maroon beret after completing Enlisted Green Platoon-Combat Skills, he never expected a few years later to see another member of his family experience it. His son Pvt. Charlie Shaw changed that when he graduation from Enlisted Green Platoon, February 18th, 2014, at Cole Parks Commons.

“I never expected back then that a few years later I’d watch one of my kids graduate through Green Platoon,” beamed Simms. “Charles has always liked the Army and been exposed to the regiment from a few visits here and there … he really liked what he saw.”

Staff Sgt. Joseph Simms and Pvt. Charlie Shaw share a hug following the Combat Skills Enlisted Green Platoon graduation ceremony, Feb. 18, 2014 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Staff Sgt. Rick Branch/U.S. Army).

Staff Sgt. Joseph Simms and Pvt. Charlie Shaw share a hug following the Combat Skills Enlisted Green Platoon graduation ceremony, Feb. 18, 2014 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Staff Sgt. Rick Branch/U.S. Army).

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Lady Night Stalkers at Fort Campbell learn what it means to be a member of 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)

 

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

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Some spouses from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) tried the sweat that poured off of their brow as they strained to pull, push and drag a 5,100-lbs M998 military Humvee up an incline May 2nd.

It was only midday but the members of the “Pink Platoon” were struggling and the heat was beginning to take its toll.

With the rally cry, “Night Stalkers don’t quit” the spouses of the Soldiers from the 160th SOAR (A) grabbed another gear and muscled the machine up the hill.

A spouse of a 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Soldier soars over the gut buster logs during the Pink Platoon event May 2, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

A spouse of a 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Soldier soars over the gut buster logs during the Pink Platoon event May 2, 2013, at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Rick Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

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160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment Night Stalkers based at Fort Campbell compete for title of top NCO, Soldier

 

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

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Two Night Stalkers earned the titles of NCO and Soldier of the Year in a four-day competition that tested the determination and perseverance of Soldiers from the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (Airborne), April 15th-18th.

Staff Sgt. Andrew G. McCallister and Spc. Andrew Fowler were announced during an awards presentation April 18th.  Eleven Night Stalkers participated, five Soldiers and six NCOs for the chance to be declared top Soldier, NCO of the Regiment.

Soldiers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) conduct weapons-qualification while wearing their gas masks during the Noncommissioned Officer, and Soldier of the Year Competition, April 15-18 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

Soldiers of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) conduct weapons-qualification while wearing their gas masks during the Noncommissioned Officer, and Soldier of the Year Competition, April 15-18 at Fort Campbell, Ky. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Ricardo Branch, 160th SOAR (A) Public Affairs)

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160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment “Night Stalkers” donates canned goods to Manna Café Ministries

 

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

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

160th Soar - Night Stalkers

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) donated canned goods to the Manna Café Ministries during a special onsite visit April 12 at Clarksville, Tennessee.

Approximately 1800-pounds of canned goods was collected in conjunction with the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Competition earlier this month and donated to the local charity.

Night Stakers donated canned goods to Manna Café Ministries April 12th.

Night Stakers donated canned goods to Manna Café Ministries April 12th.

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160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment “Night Stalkers” compete for title of NCO, Soldier of the Year

 

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

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

160th Soar - Night Stalkers

Fort Campbell, KY – A communications specialist and an aviation operations specialist took home the titles of NCO and Soldier of the Year in a four-day long competition that tested the mind and mettle of Soldiers from the 160th Special Operation Aviation Regiment (Airborne), April 2nd-5th.

The two winners were announced during an awards presentation in front of their peers and superiors, April 4th at Fort Campbell.  Eleven troops participated, five Soldiers and six NCOs for the chance to be declared top Soldier, NCO of the Regiment. «Read the rest of this article»

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