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Watch the Army’s elite Night Stalkers conduct nighttime helicopter air-to-air refueling

The 160th SOAR is a highly specialized combat aviation unit headquartered at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky that supports elite US and coalition combat units like Army Special Forces, Naval Special Warfare (SEALs) and other special operations units. 160th SOAR mainly operate at night (hence their name) in attack, assault, reconnaissance, infiltration and exfiltration, and any kind of known or unknown special operations you may imagine. Indeed, the “Night Stalkers” are quite famous for the raid to capture Osama bin Laden, Operation Neptune’s Spear, on May 1, 2011.

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The Helicopters That Made the U.S. Army’s ISIS Raid Possible

The helicopters that took part in this weekend’s raid that killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi raid were from an elite U.S. Army helicopter unit created to transport American commandos on high risk missions. The MH-60 and MH-47 helicopters were from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, also known as the ?Night Stalkers.?

Since their inception in the early 1980s, the Night Stalkers have participated in a number of high profile missions, including the attempted capture of Somali warlord Mohammad Farah Aidid chronicled in ?Black Hawk Down? and the killing of Osama bin Laden.

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