25th CAB’s ‘Hillclimbers’ deploy to Middle East

| June 11, 2018 | 0 Comments
Bravo Company 'Hillclimbers', 3-25 Aviation Regiment, stand in formation before their families during a deployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Airfield Jun. 5. The 'Hillclimbers' will support Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support in the CENTCOM area of responsibility for nine months.

Bravo Company ‘Hillclimbers’, 3-25 Aviation Regiment, stand in formation before their families during a deployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Airfield Jun. 5. The ‘Hillclimbers’ will support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support in the CENTCOM area of responsibility for nine months. (Photo by Master Sgt. Jason Stadel, 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)

Sgt. Ian Morales
25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD, Hawaii — The Soldiers of Bravo Company (Hillclimbers), 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, were honored at a ceremony on June 5, prior to their nine-month deployment to U.S. Central Command area of responsibility in support of Operation Resolute Support.

Lieutenant Col. Jacob Miller, 3-25 Aviation Regiment Commander, delivers words of praise to Bravo Company 'Hillclimbers' during a deployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Airfield Jun 5. The 'Hillclimbers' will support Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support in the CENTCOM area of responsibility for nine months.

Lt. Col. Jacob Miller, 3-25 Aviation Regiment Commander, delivers words of praise to Bravo Company ‘Hillclimbers’ during a deployment ceremony at Wheeler Army Airfield Jun 5. The ‘Hillclimbers’ will support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support in the CENTCOM area of responsibility for nine months. (Photo by Sgt. Ian Morales, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

The company will support the NATO mission, Operation Resolute Support, which focuses on Training, Advising, & Assisting the Afghan National Defense Security Forces to enhance their long-term sustainability.

The Hillclimbers will be tasked with providing heavy lift, aerial movement, and aerial support to units.

Following their short-notice orders to deploy, the company worked quickly with their counterparts in the 3-25 AVN to complete their pre-deployment training while continuing to provide first-class support to the 25th Inf. Div. and United States Army Pacific missions throughout the region.

“I’m amazed by these soldiers for everything they’ve accomplished in such a short amount of time,” said Lt. Col. Jacob W. Miller, 3-25 AVN commander, and speaker during the deployment ceremony. “Every single one of them is ready, willing, and able. It’s hard to watch them go, but I know without a doubt they will make us proud.”

The company is slated to redeploy in spring 2019.

A Soldier of Bravo Company 'Hillclimbers', 3-25 Aviation Regiment embraces his family at a ceremony honoring the troops prior to their deployment at Wheeler Army Airfield Jun. 5. The 'Hillclimbers' will support Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support in the CENTCOM area of responsibility for nine months.

A Soldier of Bravo Company ‘Hillclimbers’, 3-25 Aviation Regiment embraces his family at a ceremony honoring the troops prior to their deployment at Wheeler Army Airfield Jun. 5. The ‘Hillclimbers’ will support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Operation Resolute Support in the CENTCOM area of responsibility for nine months.

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