An impressive sight in the German city of Bremerhaven these days, and soon an impressive sight at military airfields in Germany and elsewhere: over two dozen UH-60 Black Hawks of 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade from Hunter Army Airfield in Georgia, arrived by boat this week to reinforce US assets in Europe. The US Army announced the deployment of the helicopters earlier this year.
On the docks in Bremerhaven, the helicopters were prepared for flight and taken to the German airbase of Nordholz. From there, they fly to the US Army airfield of Illesheim, some 150 kilometers south-east of Frankfurt. The Black Hawks and the 450 US Army personnel accompanying them will soon take part in training exercises in NATO countries in Eastern Europe.
The movements are part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, which in February attracted 12 US Air Force A-10Cs Thunderbolt to Germany. Additionally, Air National Guard F-15 Eagles are expected to head to Europe also, reportedly – but not officially confirmed – taking part in Dutch exercise Frisian Flag 2015, starting 13 April.
More about US deployments to Europe is here.
© 2015 Airheadsfly.com editor Elmer van Hest
Featured image (top): Peaking out of the cargo ship is a UH-60 Black Hawk. (Image © Olli Jonischkeit)