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Tag: 25th Combat Aviation Brigade
Veterans, families and members of the local community were overawed by the combat power on display during a capabilities exercise (CAPEX) led by the 2nd Battalion, 35th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Inf. Division, at the Battle Area Complex, here, Oct. 6.
The “Lightning Assault Series” is the first iteration of mission essential task list enhancing training events being conducted by the units. The training is intended to further refine the brigade’s ability to work together to support light infantry operations in the Pacific.
This past summer, the 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, and several elements of 3rd Bn., 25th Avn. Regt. (both 25th Combat Avn. Brigade, 25th Infantry Division units), joined together to become Task Force Diamond Head for Pacific Pathways 16-02.
“I lost the tail rotor, rounds went through the engine, the engine was knocked out, rounds to the fuel cell, the helicopter was on fire. … We were coming down spinning and burning out of the sky. … We hit nose low on the left side of the aircraft.”
Helocasting from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter off the coast of Hawaii sounds like the perfect scene for a big screen action movie or military recruiting video.
Soldiers of 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, served as the headquarters of the Army Aviation Task Force for Rim of the Pacific, June 30-August 4th.