Night Stalkers receive unit and individual recognition

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky.(USASOC-CI, May 22, 2007) – The 2nd Battalion of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), was recognized for both unit and individual contributions to the Global War on Terror in a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2007.

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SOF Rotor Heads, best in the world :huh?:
 

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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky.(USASOC-CI, May 22, 2007) – The 2nd Battalion of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), was recognized for both unit and individual contributions to the Global War on Terror in a ceremony at Fort Campbell, Ky., May 18, 2007.

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SOF Rotor Heads, best in the world :huh?:

YES THEY ARE, No Finer Gents have done what they do! And they do, do the DO!
 

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After reading BHD by M. Bowden I KNOW these guys have balls hard as stone and nerves made of adamantium (strongest thing in X-men for all you old guys :D).

Little Bird flyers are the bravest men in the god damn aviation history I think.
 

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2/160th is my old unit, LTC Evans was my battalion commander. Great unit, great Soldiers, great leader. I'm glad to see them getting some recognition.
 

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Come on now. It takes BALLS to fly a Chinook into a hot zone! Little birds can scoot in and out before any one knows it. A Chinook announces it's presence long before it arrives. It's just a matter of the bad guy figuring out which direction you are coming from. They never do by the way. :)
 

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A Chinook announces it's presence long before it arrives. It's just a matter of the bad guy figuring out which direction you are coming from. They never do by the way. :)

A quote from the book "Night Stalkers" by F.J. Pushies:

One of the hallmarks of the 160th SOAR(A) pilots is the ability to fly their helicopters extremely close to the ground, bringing new meaning to nape-of-the-earth (NOE) flying. A Night Stalker once challanged an SF ODA and said they could sneak up on the team. The SF soldiers agreed to the challenge. The crew took off and flew away. A short time later, the soldiers, standing on top of their desert mobility vehicles, fell to the ground as an MH-47E screamed overehead mere meters off the deck.

>:{
 
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