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SOAR celebrates 30 years of Night Stalking

 

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

Fort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

160th Soar - Night Stalkers

Fort Campbell, KY – Generations of Night Stalkers, Families and friends recently gathered to celebrate 30 years of Army special operations aviation.

On October 16th, 1981, the Department of Defense officially recognized a unit dedicated to providing helicopter support to the nation’s special operations forces. That small formation has evolved into today’s 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment.

An informal event held the day prior to the milestone anniversary afforded an opportunity for founding members of the unit originally known as Task Force-160 to those serving in today’s formation to gather for camaraderie, reflection and some well-deserved fun.

New York City Fire Department personnel Patrick Neville (left) and Justin Devine (right) present Regiment with a plaque recognizing Night Stalker contributions over a decade of deployments supporting the War on Terror during the unit’s 30th Anniversary Celebration October 15th, 2011. Neville crafted the plaque using a piece of steel recovered from one of the World Trade Center towers and metal from a fire truck at ground zero to the Regiment. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment photo)

New York City Fire Department personnel Patrick Neville (left) and Justin Devine (right) present Regiment with a plaque recognizing Night Stalker contributions over a decade of deployments supporting the War on Terror during the unit’s 30th Anniversary Celebration October 15th, 2011. Neville crafted the plaque using a piece of steel recovered from one of the World Trade Center towers and metal from a fire truck at ground zero to the Regiment. (160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment photo)

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