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4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade's Lt. Col. Smith, Chief Warrant Officer Four Frazee, Chief Warrant Officer Four Mitchell, and Warrant Officer One Weathermax depart in AH-64 Apache helicopters for gunnery training at Yakima Training Center, Wash., April 19, 2018.

Helicopter gunnery range training is a training event where individuals, crews, teams, and companies show proficiency and validate the operational readiness of the helicopter weapon systems. Born in Battle!

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Here’s one of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade’s competitors for next week’s 7th Infantry Division Best of Competition, which begins on Tuesday, April 24 and concludes on April 27, 2018.

Q. Who are you?
A. 1st Lt. Isaac is a platoon leader for the component repair platoon at Delta Company, 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB), where he ensures that subcomponents for AH-64 Apache helicopters are taken care. This is essential to ensuring that aircraft are ready for aviation operations and to support ground troops. Kim is also a UH-60 Black Hawk pilot.

Q. What is your hometown? A. Kim is from Oberlin, Ohio

Q. What unit are you with? A. Delta Company, 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion (ARB).
“I’ve only been in this job for three months. It’s been an extremely challenging, humbling, rewarding experience, and it’s been an opportunity and privilege to lead Soldiers,” said Kim.

Q. How long have you been in the Army? A. Two years

Q. How did you prepare for the Division Best of Competition?
A. “Not really for a competition, but I prepared in terms of my role as a platoon leader, doing physical fitness at my company, physical fitness on my own, talking to more experienced Soldiers to get advice, engaging with the troops in my own platoon, and finding something to improve on every single day,” said Kim.

Q. What is your favorite part of the competition?
A. “I like the obstacle course, because you don’t always know what to expect and there’s a wide variety of physical exercises that you can do,” said Kim.

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University Place, Washington's Mayor Kent Keel visits 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 13, 2018. The brigade maintains a strong and positive community partnership with University Place, while also engaging in the local community. We're grateful to work with University Place and are thankful for their support as well. Born in Battle!

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I Corps Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Gary Volesky presents several Soldiers of 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division with a commander's coin at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 18, 2018. Military coins are given to Soldiers who distinguish themselves from others while enhancing the excellence and effectiveness of the Army's mission. Born in Battle! Courage 6!

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#TrainingTuesday

4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade engages in the Spur Ride, a long-held tradition that's also a symbol of expertise and proficiency as cavalrymen, at Yakima Training Center, Wash., April 15, 2018. Cavalrymen engage in physical training, a three mile ruck march, navigate to various points with their navigation equipment, and cover 21 kilometers (over 13 miles) of rugged terrain. Those who complete the Spur Ride earn their own spurs to wear and distinguish their expertise as cavalrymen. Born in Battle!

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#USArmy Soldiers from Delta Troop 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct CBRN (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear) training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 16, 2018. Individual and unit decontamination training across the force ensures the readiness to fight and win should an adversary employ CBRN weapons.

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Day 2 Army Aviation Birthday

After much growth in the #USArmy, Aviation became a separate branch on April 12, 1983.

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1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion's Echo Company "Maniacs", 16th Combat Aviation Brigade hosts its first ever Maniac Challenge on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 13, 2018. The challenge tests Soldiers' proficiency on physical fitness and basic Warrior Tasks and Drills, which are part of #AmericasBig6 and Soldier readiness. The compeition also includes events that are fun and even comical--such as the cracker challange.

The purpose of the challenge is to build camaraderie and healthy competition between platoons, while building on organizational tasks that are essential to wartime operations.

"Competition builds proficiency. Having someone to push you and stay on your heels makes you want to run farther and get better at your tasks," said Capt. Benjamin Hurley, commander of Echo Company.

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Happy Birthday #ArmyAviation!

Due to significant growth in the #USArmy, Aviation became a separate branch on April 12, 1983.

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Join us at the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Spring Social! We hope to see you there next Thurs., April 19th.

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#USArmy geospatial engineer Pvt. Daniel Indhal from Orlando, Florida, a Soldier with 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord tells about the Army SHARP Program, which aids in reducing and eliminating sexual offenses within the Army through cultural change, prevention, intervention, and accountability, April 11, 2018.

“Sharp is important, because it makes it so people can feel comfortable with the people they’re working with,” said Indhal.

“If somebody is sexually harassed, there are actually people they can go to to get help. I think that’s a really good thing to have, so people don’t feel helpless—they don’t have to keep it to themselves. They can actually go and talk to somebody and get the help they need.”

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16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander, Col. Matthew Braman, leads the way in the first of nine AH-64 Apache helicopters as 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron flies over 7th Infantry Division on the way to three weeks of gunnery training at Yakima Training Center, Wash., April 9, 2018.

Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Derek Smith, also flew in the formation. Training builds on essential skills to enhance unit readiness and our ability to fight and win our Nation’s wars. Born in Battle!

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Nine AH-64 Apache Helicopters Fly Over 7th Infantry Division

16th Combat Aviation Brigade commander, Col. Matthew Braman, leads the way in the first of nine AH-64 Apache helicopters as 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron flies over 7th Infantry Division on the way to three weeks of gunnery training at Yakima Training Center, Wash., April 9, 2018.Squadron commander, Lt. Col. Derek Smith, also flew in the formation. Training builds on essential skills to enhance unit readiness and our ability to fight and win our Nation’s wars. Born in Battle!U.S. Army l I Corps l Courage 6 l U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) l Joint Base Lewis-McChord l Aviation l Yakima, Washington l Yakima Herald-RepublicU.S. Army Video by Sgt. Almon Bate

Posted by 16th Combat Aviation Brigade on Monday, April 9, 2018

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#USArmy marksmanship requires much than looking at and shooting a target. Marksmanship requires a steady position, proper aim, controlled breathing, and smooth trigger squeeze. Soldiers must rapidly perform these steps to effectively hit their targets.

Soldiers from 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade perform these steps to engage targets with M249 Crew-Served Machine guns at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 29, 2018.
Marksmanship training helps to prepare our Soldiers to defend the nation and preserve our freedom. Born in Battle!

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2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion engages qualification targets with crew served machine guns

#MotivationMonday#USArmy marksmanship requires much than looking at and shooting a target. Marksmanship requires a steady position, proper aim, controlled breathing, and smooth trigger squeeze. Soldiers must rapidly perform these steps to effectively hit their targets.Soldiers from 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade perform these steps to engage targets with M249 Crew-Served Machine guns at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 29, 2018. Marksmanship training helps to prepare our Soldiers to defend the nation and preserve our freedom. Born in Battle!I Corps l 7th Infantry Division l U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

Posted by 16th Combat Aviation Brigade on Monday, April 9, 2018

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#USArmy Soldiers from 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct aerial gunnery training this week at Yakima Training Center, Wash.

Training helps Soldiers to adopt better ways to foster learning and safely perform future operations. Born in Battle!

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We wish Lt. Col. Derek Smith, 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron Commander, a happy birthday!

Check out this video of the surprise birthday celebration from 4-6 HARS Soldiers.

Happy Birthday Lt. Col. Derek Smith!4th Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment surprised the Squadron Commander with a birthday celebration.Thank you for everything you do for 4-6 HARS sir!U.S. Army video by 2nd Lt. Christina Brown, Unit Public Affairs Representative, 4-6 HARS

Posted by 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron on Thursday, April 5, 2018

#ThrowbackThursday

About 4 years ago, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade deployed to Afghanistan to provide aerial support to Soldiers and Afghan forces. As a deploy-ready aviation brigade, 16th CAB continuously provide aviation support to ground forces all over the world.

Check out the Northwest Guardian’s story below, published March 27, 2014.

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http://www.nwguardian.com/2014/03/27/17637_16th-cab-deploys-to-afghanistan.html

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Meet Chief Warrant Officer 2 Amy Burleson, who achieved her childhood dream to become a pilot. “When I was five years old, I went on a trip out west with my father to Badlands, South Dakota. There was a helicopter out there that was doing tours and we went up for a flight, I immediately fell in love with it,” said Burleson.

Burleson is a UH-60 Black Hawk Pilot with Charlie Company “CRAZYHAWKS,” 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion 16th Combat Aviation Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Born in Battle! #MeetYourArmy

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U.S. Army Photos by Sgt. Almon Bate and Sgt. Maricris McLane

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46th Aviation Support Battalion Soldiers enhance their warrior tasks and battle drills during a field training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 27, 2018. 46th ASB plays a vital role in supporting aviation operations within 16th Combat Aviation Brigade.

U.S. Army photos by Spc. Dylan Santiago, Unit Public Affairs Representative, 46th ASB

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In celebration of Easter Sunday, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Family Readines Group organized an Easter Egg Hunt for the kids and family members of the unit, March 29, 2018 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

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#USArmy Soldiers from 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade engage qualification targets with M249 squad automatic weapons at a marksmanship range at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., March 29, 2018. Marksmanship training helps to prepare our Soldiers to defend the nation. Born in Battle!

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#ThrowbackThursday

About 7 years ago, #USARMY announced 16th Combat Aviation Brigade's move to Joint Base Lewis-McChord and added about 1,400 Soldiers and 44 helicopters to this Joint Base's assets. Prior to this move, I Corps was the only corps-sized installation without a combat aviation brigade. The addition of 16th CAB to I Corps and JBLM brought upon a committed, reliable, safe and professional aviation support unit to its ground forces.
Born in Battle!

For more information, check out this story published March 31, 2011 at Northwest Guardian.

http://www.nwguardian.com/2011/03/31/9875/16th-cab-to-station-at-jblm.html

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Meet #USArmy Spc. Carl Denis, UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter repairer with B Company, 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion.

He may seem like your regular crew chief, but this warrior is one out of four Soldiers in 7th Infantry Division who made the cut and will receive the Green to Gold scholarship.

“When I found out a few days ago, it was a pretty good feeling because I was checking the website every day,” said Denis. “When I finally got the letter, it was pretty much like an impossible feat that came into reality.”

Denis was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti and enlisted in the Army under the Military Accessions Vital to National Interest (MAVNI) program.

Now, he plans to finish his college through the Green to Gold program and become a Cyber Operations Officer. He hopes to make a career in the Army as a commissioned officer.

“I will stay in the Army for as long as the Army will let me,” said Denis.

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#TrainingTuesday

#USArmy Soldiers from C Troop, 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade prepare AH-64 Apache helicopters for a night time reconnaissance training mission at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 15, 2018. As a worldwide deployable unit, training continuously to improve combat readiness is always a priority. Born in Battle!

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U.S. Army aviation unit prepares for a night time reconnaissance mission

#TrainingTuesday#USArmy Soldiers from C Troop, 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade prepare AH-64 Apache helicopters for a night time reconnaissance training mission at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, March 15, 2018. As a worldwide deployable unit, training continuously to improve combat readiness is always a priority. Born in Battle!I Corps l 7th Infantry Division

Posted by 16th Combat Aviation Brigade on Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Come join us for the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Easter Egg Hunt! Hope to see you on Thursday, March 29.

For more information please contact your respective Battalion Family Readiness Group Liaison.

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1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion strikes at night during their aerial gunnery training at Yakima Training Center, Wash. #USArmy Soldiers are fit to fight day and night! Born in Battle!

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“Strike at Night” is our Battalion Motto... for good reason 🎯🇺🇸. Tigersharks train in all modes of flight, but especially at night. -Tigershark 6#strikeatnight#americasattackbattalion16th Combat Aviation Brigade7th Infantry DivisionU.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

Posted by 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion on Saturday, March 24, 2018