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Check out this video of #USArmy UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters with 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, conduct night training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.,July 17, 2018. Tough repetitive and realistic training demonstrates our warfighting capabilities.

The training builds up to a night tactical assault mission in various training areas within JBLM. These type of training allows our Soldiers and aviators to build upon their technical abilities necessary for night operations.

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Check out #USArmy UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters with 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, conduct night training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.,July 17, 2018. Tough repetitive and realistic training demonstrates our warfighting capabilities.

The training builds up to a night tactical assault mission in various training areas within JBLM. These type of training allows our Soldiers and aviators to build upon their technical abilities necessary for night operations.

#AmericasBig6 #MeetYourArmy #KnowYourMil

U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Maricris C. McLane

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#TrainingTuesday

Check out #USArmy Soldiers and UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters, with 2-158 Assault Helicopter Battalion, train day and night to sustain overall combat readiness at Yakima Training Center, Wash., July 11, 2018.

YTC provides an environment and capabilities to continuously improve a unit’s operational readiness.

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Check out #USArmy Soldiers, maintenance team with 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, work through the night as they prepare AH-64E Apache helicopters for retrofit to improve reliability of their fleet.

This maintenance process is conducted in partnership with Boeing Company and U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Life Cycle Management Command.

Improving reliability of Army equipment plays a vital role in our overall combat readiness.

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Check out this video of the Sink Exercise during the Rim of the Pacific 2018, around the Hawaiian Islands, July 12, 2018.

AH-64 Apache helicopters with 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron also participated in this live fire exercise sinking the decommissioned ex-USS Racine (LST-1191) 15,000 feet deep in the water.

This is also the first time U.S. Army participated in a sinking exercise during RIMPAC.

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Check out #USArmy Soldiers of 46th Aviation Support Battalion conduct an M9 Marksmanship Qualification at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 11, 2018. With every soldier supporting one another, the Bellators received an overall 100 percent qualification rate.

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Check out #USArmy AH-64E Apache helicopters, with 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, prepare to take off during an exercise at the Rim of the Pacific 2018 in Hawaii, July 12, 2018.

RIMPAC is the largest maritime international exercise that provides tough, realistic training to improve multi-domain operation concepts with allied nations and joint forces.

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#ThrowbackThursday

A year ago, our very own Chief Warrant Officer 5 James Hogg, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Command Chief Warrant Officer, participated in a cake cutting ceremony in celebration of the U.S. Army Warrant Officer Corps Birthday at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 2017.

16th CAB was deployed to Afghanistan in 2017 in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Check out this article from the Fort Bliss Bugle published July 12, 2017.

http://fortblissbugle.com/2017/07/12/deployed-warrant-officers-celebrate-99th-birthday/

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Meet 16th Combat Aviation Brigade's "Super Medic," #USArmy Spc. Jakari Ford, combat medic with 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, who completed the most coveted Expert Field Medical Badge a few weeks ago.

He is one of 17 who received the badge out of 292 combat medics who attempted and competed in the event.

Ford, a native of Sacramento, California, is now preparing to compete for the Best Medic Competition and aims to represent Joint Base Lewis-McChord in higher level competitions.

"Now, I am preparing to compete for the Best Medic Competition," said Ford. "I already started training for it and I want to become the best medic here and hopefully become the Best Medic in the entire Army."

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Join me in greeting the #USArmy Warrant Officers Corps as they celebrate 100 years of service to our nation!

16th Combat Aviation Brigade have a over 200 highly-skilled Warrant Officers, who provide technical expertise in various military occupational skills within the brigade.

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Check out this article for more information.

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"A Soldier's motivation comes from somewhere, something or someone. Most of the time, it comes from the family, the children and most importantly the spouse." -Anonymous-

Chaplain (Maj.) Matthew Shenton, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Chaplain, lead a 3-day Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat, July 6-8, 2018 at Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth, Washington.

Couples within the Brigade participated in the retreat and learned new techniques to strengthen their relationship. This retreat also taught the couples effective ways of building relationships within the family.

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Check this out 16th Combat Aviation Brigade!

The new Army Combat Fitness Test is officially approved! Read below for more information.

FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Army senior leaders have approved a new strenuous fitness test designed to better prepare Soldiers for combat tasks, reduce injuries and lead to ample cost savings across the service.

The six-event readiness assessment, called the Army Combat Fitness Test, is intended to replace the current three-event Army Physical Fitness Test, which has been around since 1980.

Beginning October 2020, all Soldiers will be required to take the new gender- and age-neutral test. Before that, field testing set to begin this October will allow the Army to refine the test, with initial plans for up to 40,000 Soldiers from all three components to see it.

"The Army Combat Fitness Test will ignite a generational, cultural change in Army fitness and become a cornerstone of individual Soldier combat readiness," said Maj. Gen. Malcolm Frost, commander of the Army's Center of Initial Military Training. "It will reduce attrition and it will reduce musculoskeletal injuries and actually save, in the long run, the Army a heck of a lot of money."

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#USArmy UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopters with 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion and AH-64 Apache Helicopters with 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron conduct deep attack reconnaissance exercise in support of 17th Field Artillery Brigade at Orchard Center Training Complex, Boise, Idaho.

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On behalf of all of the #USArmy Soldiers assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, thank you for your continued support of the Raptor Brigade. As we continue our important training and missions, we will do our very best to give you the latest and greatest from around the brigade - Born in Battle!

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16th Combat Aviation Brigade kicks off the 3-day Strong Bonds Marriage Retreat at Icicle Village Resort, Leavenworth, Wash., June 6, 2018.

Strong Bonds is a #USArmy program under the Chaplain Corps which aims to strengthen bonds for military couples and families.

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#USArmy AH-64 Apache helicopters with 4-6 Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, load up for transportation to participate at the Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise 2018 in Hawaii.

RIMPAC is the biggest maritime exercise in the world, bringing nations and armed forces together to improve joint and combined capabilities.

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#USArmy 16th Combat Aviation Brigade hosted the Red-Tailed Hawks Youth Flying Club at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 30, 2018. The Red-Tailed Hawks Flying Club is an organization which brings aspiring aviators together to learn and experience becoming a pilot.

16th CAB provided a static display of an AH-64E Apache helicopter, a Shadow Unmanned Aerial System and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, where kids experience and learn about the helicopters. This event builds the relationship and partnership of the U.S. Army with its surrounding communities.

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Congratulations to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade for receiving the very first "Excellence in Readiness" streamer out of 31 companies within the Brigade!

To receive the Readiness streamer the Company needs to meet or exceed several requirements. HHC, composed of 162 Soldiers, met all the requirements. Some of the requirements are overall medical readiness, 100% physical fitness and marksmanship qualification, at least 260 Army Physical Fitness Test average for Non-Commissioned Officers and Commissioned Officers and 240 APFT average for the entire company.

The unit received the streamer for the guidon, the Company Commander and First Sergeant received the Army Achievement Medal and all Soldiers of the Company received a Certificate of Achievement.

Readiness is the Army's number one priority and all Soldiers must be ready to meet the global demands to deploy, fight and win in any environment.

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U.S. Army photos and video by Staff Sgt. Maricris C. McLane

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Six #USArmy UH-60M Black Hawk helicopters with C Company, 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion “Crazyhawks,” conducted air assault training today with A Company “Legion,” 2-3 Infantry Patriots to increase combat readiness of #Soldiers from both units.

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#USArmy Soldiers of 46th Aviation Support Battalion and 16th Combat Aviation Brigade with 7th Infantry Division conduct Combat Lifesaving Simulation Training at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

Combat Lifesaver skills play a critical role in providing immediate emergency care to casualties. Soldiers recognize the injuries, assess the casualty, and care for the wounds.

Once the area has been cleared, the casualties will then be taken to a safe location where their wounds will be looked at more thoroughly.

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#USArmy Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Helton, 7th Infantry Division Command Sergeant Major, visits the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Raptor Resiliency Center, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 26, 2018.

Staff Sgt. Vanessa Alvarado, 16th CAB Religous Affairs NCO, gave Helton a tour of the Raptor Resiliency Center and informed him of the services provided in the facility. She also received an excellence coin from Helton.

Afterwards, Helton spoke with the Senior Non-Commissioned Officers in leadership positions within the brigade for their professional development.

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Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Helton, 7th Infantry Division Command Sergeant Major, visits 16th Combat Aviation Brigade’s Raptor Resiliency Center today.

He is currently speaking with First Sergeants, Sergeants Major and Command Sergeants Major within the brigade.

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The Bayonet Warrior Athlete Program cordially invites all Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members, family members, DoD civilians to take on the "Kaho'ohano'ohano" Solo Point Run, June 29 at 0700. Registration opens at 0600.

7th Infantry Division Medal of Honor recipient, PFC Anthony T. Kaho’ohanohano was born on July 22, 1930 in Maui, Hawaii into a family with 5 older brothers and a sister. PFC Kaho’ohanohano initially enlisted into the Hawaiian National Guard but later joined the active Army in February 1951 to fight in the Korean War. Kaho’ohanohano was killed in action during hand to hand combat after all resources were expended on September 1, 1951 in the battle of Chup’a-ri. Kaho’ohanohano is buried at the Makawao Veterans Cemetery on the slopes Haleakala, Maui’s gigantic volcano.

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Congratulations to the newest graduates of the Bayonet Warrior Athlete Program! 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion Command Sgt. Maj. Jeremy Lindner and A Company, 1-229 ARB 1st Sgt. Joshua Gary, lead by example as senior non-commissioned officers in their battalion.

Bayonet Warrior Athlete Program is 7th Infantry Division's functional fitness program which covers designing physical fitness programs, proper exercise form, nutrition, positive psychology, coaching, injury prevention, injury recovery and several other significant subjects.

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Meet the new 7th Infantry Division Chaplain (LTC) Thomas Faichney, as Chaplain (LTC) Khallid Shabazz relinquished the Stole during the Change of Stole Ceremony today.

The passing of the stole is a tangible representation that the responsibility for spiritual leadership and pastoral care has passed from one chaplain to another. The outgoing Division Chaplain relinquishes his role as Senior Chaplain to the Incoming Division Chaplain.

With the receiving of the Stole, Chaplain Faichney assumes his role as the Senior advisor to the Command Group and the responsibility for providing training and readiness oversight to the 24 ministry teams within the 7th Infantry Division.

This will be the fifth change of stole ceremony since the 7ID reactivation in October 2012.

The Passing of the Stole reminds all chaplains and chaplain assistants of their calling to serve Soldiers and Families as servant leaders. It is a time of recommitment to the task of bringing God to Soldiers and Soldiers to God.

The motto of the Chaplain Corps, Pro Deo et Patria, for God and Country, articulates this call to ministry.

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