Are Night Stalkers considered Special Forces?

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Night Stalkers) The 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) is the designated aviation unit for Special Operations. Known as the Night Stalkers, these Soldiers are recognized for their proficiency in nighttime operations.

Are Night Stalkers just pilots?

The 160th SOAR commonly known as the “Night Stalkers” are the US Army’s best aviators and the premiere rotary wing aviation unit in the military’s Special Operations Forces. Their moniker is well-deserved, many pilots in the 160th have more flight hours with NVGs than commercial airline pilots have flight hours total.

Does 160th SOAR see combat?

Since the devastating attack on our Nation on September 11, 2001, the 160th SOAR(A) has been continuously and actively engaged in combat operations. Night Stalkers first deployed in support of the War on Terror in October 2001 for Operation Enduring Freedom Afghanistan, with a short period supporting OEF-Philippines.

How do you become a 160th pilot?

What are the 160th SOAR Requirements?

  1. Be trained in an authorized MOS.
  2. Qualify for a secret security clearance.
  3. Pass a standard APFT and be within Army body composition standards.
  4. Be financially stable.

Does the 160th have medics?

The 160th Special Operations AviationRegiment has developed the special operations aviation flight medic to fill this role. The training of these medics involves a system- atic, graduated approach with specific milestones to ensure a standardized level of training.

What is Green Platoon?

Green Platoon/Combat Skills, is a six-week assessment and training program that teaches basic soldiering skills, i.e. advanced first aid techniques, combatives, land navigation, and weapons training. However, throughout the six weeks you will be challenged with intense physical conditioning sessions.

Are there Apaches in 160th?

The Night Stalkers don’t fly the Army’s legendary gunship, the AH-64D/E Apache. Instead, they fly something just as fearsome, but slightly more versatile. Known as the Direct Action Penetator (or DAP), it’s been a staple of 160th missions worldwide since the early ’90s.

Is 160th an airborne unit?

In October 1981, the unit was officially designated the 160th Aviation Battalion. The regiment then became an airborne unit in October 1986 and was re-designated the 160th Special Operations Aviation Group (Airborne).

Does 160th have Apaches?

Can a 68W go airborne?

Army combat medics: Army combat medics (68W) who also have completed Army Basic Airborne Course and Ranger Assessment and Selection Program (RASP) and become members of Ranger Battalions will attend SOCM.