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Crashes mar deployment

Soldiers of the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade celebrate their return to the U.S.

By William Cole

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Feb 01, 2013

~~<p>A redeployment ceremony was held Thursday at Wheeler Army Airfield to welcome about 2,600 aviation brigade soldiers from Af&shy;ghani&shy;stan duty that saw the loss of two Black Hawk helicopter crews &mdash; one to pilot disorientation in a sandstorm and the other to a rocket-propelled grenade.</p>
<p>Between 1,800 and 1,900 soldiers stood at attention on the flight line as the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade unfurled its battle flags at its home station.</p>
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A redeployment ceremony was held Thursday at Wheeler Army Airfield to welcome about 2,600 aviation brigade soldiers from Af­ghani­stan duty that saw the loss of two Black Hawk helicopter crews — one to pilot disorientation in a sandstorm and the other to a rocket-propelled grenade.

Between 1,800 and 1,900 soldiers stood at attention on the flight line as the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade unfurled its battle flags at its home station. Login for more...



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