The MH-47 Chinook serves as the workhorse of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. A modified version of the CH-47, this chinook is equipped specifically for Special Operations missions. The 160th SOAR uses them in a wide variety of missions, including overt and covert inflitration, exfiltration, air assault, resupply and sling-load operations.

Global War on Terrorism

Form follows function

A Brief Look at U.S. Army Standard Service Rifles and Squad Automatic Weapons since WWII

“This Vest May Save Your Life!”

U.S. Army Body Armor from WWII to Present

Enlisted ‘Green Platoon’

Making Night Stalkers, Part II

Officer ‘Green Platoon’

Making Night Stalkers, Part I

“The First Step in Night Stalking”

A History of U.S. Army Special Operations Aviation Training

Night Stalker Ingenuity

Taking the ‘Bad Guy’ off the Battlefield without Black Helicopters

Volare Optimos

Honoring the Silent Professionals of Special Operations Aviation

Operation ZUMMARI 241

Braving Fire Ambushes in Afghanistan


160th SOAR in Combat in Iraq

Night Stalkers in the Philippines

Tragedy and Triumph in Balikatan 02-1

“The Beer’s On Us!”

Little Bird Support at Hadithah Dam

Objective Beaver

The Search for the Elusive Smoking Gun

Post Cold War

Vietnam War

ARSOF in Vietnam

Aviation, Civil Affairs, and Psyop Honored in USASOC Memorial Plaza

A Tale of Two Units

The 129th Assault Helicopter Company

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