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Flying Dragons take aim at training Flying Dragons take aim at training
U.S. Spc. Matthew Bowers, a CH-47F Chinook helicopter crew chief with Task Force Flying Dragons, reloads a M240B machine gun aboard a Chinook during aerial door...
Flying Dragons take aim at training Flying Dragons take aim at training
U.S. CH-47F Chinook helicopter crew chiefs from Task Force Flying Dragons conduct aerial door gunnery training at a training site in Southern Afghanistan. The...
‘Old Glory’ soars downrange for service members ‘Old Glory’ soars downrange for service members
Sgt. Michael Misheff, CH-47F Chinook helicopter chew chief for Task Force Flying Dragons, flies the American flag over southern Afghanistan Aug. 28. Task Force Raptor...
Flying Dragons carry FOB Apache retrograde Flying Dragons carry FOB Apache retrograde
CH-47F Chinook helicopter pilots and crew chiefs from Task Force Flying Dragons unload Task Force Mountain Warrior Soldiers and equipment Aug. 24 at Kandahar...
Flying Dragons carry load for FOB Apache Flying Dragons carry load for FOB Apache
CH-47F Chinook helicopter pilots and crew chiefs from Task Force Flying Dragons work together with sling load personnel from Task Force Bellator to transport...
Warhawks go bald for cancer awareness Warhawks go bald for cancer awareness
Sgt. Joe Collramos, a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter door gunner with Task Force Warhawk and Puerto Rico native, volunteers to have his head shaved July 30 at Shindand...


Recent Video

Spc. Colon Spc. Colon
Spc. Erik Colon, a New York City native and intelligence specialist with Task Force Bellator, sends a message to his Family while deployed to Kandahar Airfield,...
SFC Drayton 9/11 Remembrance SFC Drayton 9/11 Remembrance
Sgt. 1st Class Jamal Drayton, Task Force Tigershark operations noncommissioned officer in charge and Philadelphia native, talks about how 9/11 affected him as a...
Cpt. Thomas Heidorn - Father's Day shout out Cpt. Thomas Heidorn - Father's Day shout out
Cpt. Thomas Heidorn, currently deployed with Task Force Raptor at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, sends a Father’s Day message to Family. Also available in high...
Staff Sgt. Delores Barnett - Father's Day shout out Staff Sgt. Delores Barnett - Father's Day shout out
Staff Sgt. Delores Barnett, currently deployed with Task Force Raptor at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, sends a Father’s Day message to Family. Also available in...
Pfc. Stephen Ratcliff - Father's Day shout out Pfc. Stephen Ratcliff - Father's Day shout out
Pfc. Stephen Ratcliff, currently deployed with Task Force Raptor at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, sends a Father’s Day message to Family. Also available in high...
Staff Sgt. Travis Coleman - Father's Day shout out Staff Sgt. Travis Coleman - Father's Day shout out
Sgt. Travis Coleman, currently deployed with Task Force Raptor at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, sends a Father’s Day message to Family. Also available in high...


Recent News Stories

‘Old Glory’ soars downrange for service members ‘Old Glory’ soars downrange for service members
If one was to walk into the house of a veteran or their family, they would most certain see symbols of patriotism and military service. For U.S. service members,...
Warhawks go bald for cancer awareness Warhawks go bald for cancer awareness
Less than one percentage of Americans pledge their lives to the U.S. through the military and choose to stand up for those in need. A group of Soldiers from Task...
Shindand tower prep for handoff Shindand tower prep for handoff
As the presence of U.S. troops begins to draw down in Afghanistan, units begin to transition and pass off security operations to the Afghan military forces, which...
Warhawks dig talons into combatives Warhawks dig talons into combatives
As the U.S. presence in Afghanistan draws down, units stay vigilant in their mission and training to secure the stability of Afghanistan and its people. Part of this...
TF Warhawk medevac units go through TOA TF Warhawk medevac units go through TOA
When Task Force Warhawk picked up its deployment mission at Shindand Airfield, Afghanistan in April 2014, they took on the medical evacuation capabilities of Company...
Army, Marines train for joint air support Army, Marines train for joint air support
Aviators from Task Force Tigershark and Marines from the 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company finished conducting the first iteration of joint communications...


Recent Audio

1st Lt. Stephen Maggard
1st Lt. Stephen Maggard from Sumter, SC talks to a reporter from The Item about his deployment to Afghanistan.
SSgt. Derrick Russell
SSgt. Derrick Russell from Miami, Fla. with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade talks to a Crawford Broadcasting reporter his experience during Sept. 11, 2001. 911TenAnniv


Recent Publications

The Raptor Report - 08.01.2014
The Raptor Report - 08.01.2014
This is the Summer 2014 edition of the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade's online publication, The Raptor Report. This edition highlights the efforts of Task Force Raptor and...