Does 160th SOAR see combat?
The 160th first saw combat during 1983’s Operation Urgent Fury, the U.S. invasion of Grenada, and has been a part of every major conflict since. They became the first helicopter pilots to use advanced night vision goggles and forward looking infrared devices in night combat.
What is the most elite combat battalion of Soar?
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment
|160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne)|
|Part of||United States Army Special Operations Aviation Command United States Army Special Operations Command United States Special Operations Command|
|Garrison/HQ||Fort Campbell, Kentucky, U.S.|
|Nickname(s)||“Night Stalkers”, “160th SOAR (A)”, “Task Force Brown”|
How many helicopters Does 160th SOAR have?
each have two MH-47 Chinook helicopter companies and one MH-60 Black Hawk helicopter company. Each battalion also has a Headquarters and Headquarters Company and a maintenance company. The 160th SOAR actively seeks and assesses the best-qualified aviators, crew members and support personnel in the Army.
Who is the commander of the 160th SOAR?
Hertzendorf is the commander of the 160th SOAR(A). MAJ Michael C. Athanasakis is the Regiment S3. Both are stationed at Fort Campbell, KY.
Does 160th SOAR have Apaches?
The Night Stalkers don’t fly the Army’s legendary gunship, the AH-64D/E Apache. Known as the Direct Action Penetator (or DAP), it’s been a staple of 160th missions worldwide since the early ’90s.
How do I join 160th SOAR?
- Be qualified in one of the authorized MOS (see full list in next section)
- Open to Active Duty.
- Be a U.S. citizen.
- Have or be able to obtain a SECRET security clearance.
- Pass a standard APFT and be IAW AR 600-9.
- Be financially stable.
- GT score of 100 minimum (no waiver)
What does the 160th SOAR fly?
160th SOAR MH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. The regiment use Black Hawks as assault helicopters (MH-60M) and as escort/gunships (MH-60M DAP). Airmen with the 22nd Special Tactics Squadron conducts helocast training from an MH-47G Chinook operated by the Night Stalkers.
What helicopter does Delta Force use?
The MH-6 Little Bird made its way into popular culture with the book and movie “Black Hawk Down,” which portrayed MH-6 Little Birds carrying Delta Force Soldiers into the overrun city of Mogadishu.
When did the 160th SOAR become an airborne unit?
The regiment then became an airborne unit in October 1986 and was re-designated the 160th Special Operations Aviation Group (Airborne). The modern day 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) was officially activated in June 1990.
Who are the members of the 160th SOAR?
The 160th SOAR actively seeks and assesses the best-qualified aviators, crew members and support personnel in the Army. Members of this unit are three-time volunteers: for the Army, for airborne training and for the regiment.
Who is the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment?
160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Recruiting Facebook Feed This is the official U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Command and 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) Recruiting Team website.
When did the 160th SOAR go to Iraq?
On 14 May 2006, helicopters from the 160th SOAR brought operators from Delta Force’s B Squadron to Yusufiyah, Iraq, to fight al-Qaeda fighters in several buildings. As the operators disembarked their helicopters, they came under fire from a nearby house, and more al-Qaeda fighters soon joined the firefight.