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Recent Photos

Shindand tower prep for handoff Shindand tower prep for handoff
Air traffic controllers from Company F, 1-52nd General Support Aviation Battalion under Task Force Warhawk pose with Afghanistan Air Force 1st Lt. Alishah Rahimi July...
Warhawks dig talons into combatives Warhawks dig talons into combatives
Sgt. Maria Acuna, a Modern Army Combatives Program level-three instructor with Task Force Warhawk, demonstrates different clinches to Soldiers in TF Warhawk July 17...
TF Warhawk medevac units go through TOA TF Warhawk medevac units go through TOA
The commander and first sergeant of Company G, 2-135th General Support Aviation Battalion case their guidon during a transfer of authority ceremony July 19 at...
Army, Marines train for joint air support Army, Marines train for joint air support
Members of the Marine Corps 1st Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Company joint terminal attack control team prepare an observation point outside of Kandahar Airfield,...
DART to the rescue DART to the rescue
Soldiers on the Task Force Raptor downed aircraft recovery team practice using the Jaws of Life on a scrap pickup truck June 22 on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan....
Bellator sparks creativity Bellator sparks creativity
Sgt. Marshall R. Meeks, an allied trade specialist with Task Force Bellator, prepares pieces June 7 at Kandahar Airfield to create cart for transporting heavy...


Recent Video

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...
2nd Lt. Jason Pearson - Father's Day shout out 2nd Lt. Jason Pearson - Father's Day shout out
2nd Lt. Jason Pearson, currently deployed with Task Force Raptor at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, sends a Father’s Day message to Family. Also available in high...
Pfc. Michael Mantini - Father's Day shout out Pfc. Michael Mantini - Father's Day shout out
Pfc. Michael Mantini, 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

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...
Bellator sparks creativity Bellator sparks creativity
Sgt. Marshall R. Meeks, an allied trade specialist with Task Force Bellator, uses his creativity not only to enhance his unit’s mission effectiveness but also to...
DART to the rescue DART to the rescue
Proactive beats reactive in the military, especially when preparing for the worst-case-scenario. In the world of aviation, preparation to react to a downed aircraft...


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...