Fort Bliss (U.S. Army) — Two UH-60 Black Hawks were shipped from southern Afghanistan Aug. 24.
This marks the beginning of the redeployment of more than 400 Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division.
The unit deployed in February of this year in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. During deployment its mission was to provide rotary wing reconnaissance and security platforms as well as support relief assistance with MEDEVAC and medium-lift aircraft.
The unit is scheduled to return this fall after a nine-month deployment.