2-501 GSAB, Desert Knights

2-501 GSAB, Desert Knights 2-501 GSAB is a disciplined and ready team highly-trained to provide aviation support that enables o

Photos from 127th Aviation Support Battalion's post
01/15/2022

Photos from 127th Aviation Support Battalion's post

01/13/2022

Gunnery is always better with friends. The Black Knights and Rattlers work together to complete Tables 10-12 of gunnery today! #BlackKnights #Rattlers #Ch47F #Chinooks

12/18/2021

☀️Good morning Fort Bliss Fam! We've updated the Bliss Bulletin to reflect the holiday hours of operation for nearly every Garrison Directorate/Agency/Facility across the ENTIRE installation.⏰ Just in time for the 1st day of block leave, too!😁

It's just one of the many ways we try and take care of our people.🥰 The last thing we want is having one of our hard-working Soldiers trek across the installation, only to find their destination closed!🥺

Take care of yourself and others this holiday season by sharing this Post as widely as you can. The more people that know what's open and what's not, the better it is for the whole Fort Bliss Community!❤

Happy Holidays everyone!! ✨🥳

Check out the Bliss Bulletin here: go.usa.gov/xeeEU

#SharingIsCaring #PeopleFirst #HolidayPFAW #OperationPeopleFirst

12/18/2021

Forge the Edge!!!

Photos from B CO 2-501 GSAB, Black Knights's post
12/18/2021

Photos from B CO 2-501 GSAB, Black Knights's post

On December 14, leaders from across the battalion participated in a staff ride to Columbus, New Mexico where they discus...
12/17/2021

On December 14, leaders from across the battalion participated in a staff ride to Columbus, New Mexico where they discussed Poncho Villa’s 1916 raid on the town and the 13th Cavalry’s response. The Desert Knights also learned about General Pershing’s Punitive Expedition and attempt to capture Villa following the raid. During this expedition, Army aircraft were utilized for the first time in a military operation. Over 105 years later, Desert Knight aircraft were able to land on the same dirt airstrip that the 1st Aero Squadron utilized for their Curtiss “Jenny” aircraft in 1916.
Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss

Congratulations to CW2 Grimm on his recent promotion! Mr. Grimm leads our Tech Supply in Delta Company and we are excite...
12/16/2021

Congratulations to CW2 Grimm on his recent promotion! Mr. Grimm leads our Tech Supply in Delta Company and we are excited for this next step in his career.
Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss

Photos from Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss's post
12/14/2021

Photos from Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss's post

Photos from III Corps and Fort Hood's post
12/01/2021

Photos from III Corps and Fort Hood's post

Congratulations to CW4 Gardner on 28 years of service!
11/30/2021

Congratulations to CW4 Gardner on 28 years of service!

Today as we pause to honor all Veterans past and present we also thank the Soldiers of the Desert Knights for their tire...
11/12/2021

Today as we pause to honor all Veterans past and present we also thank the Soldiers of the Desert Knights for their tireless contributions to nation. The Desert Knights recently returned from a field training exercise where they executed battalion and company level training including aerial gunnery, air assault and air movement, downed aircraft recovery, MEDEVAC, CASEVAC, and air traffic services operations.

The training event also allowed the Desert Knights and members of the 1st Battalion, 6th Infantry Regiment to train on and test the MEDHUB system for the U.S. Army Medical Research and Development Command. MEDHUB is an automated electronic medical documentation and communication system designed to improve the way medics and hospitals share patient information, such as vital signs, injuries and treatments, during medical evacuations.

Forge the Edge!

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss
U.S. Army Medical Research & Development Command

The Desert Knights stand ready for any mission and recently completed joint training with the Navy while conducting Deck...
08/20/2021

The Desert Knights stand ready for any mission and recently completed joint training with the Navy while conducting Deck Landing Qualifications aboard the USS KEARSARGE (LHD 3) and USS Arlington (LPD 24) in preparation for future Defense Support of Civil Authorities missions. Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss Joint Task Force Civil Support

Congratulations to Charlie Company for winning the 2021 Desert Knights’ Org Day Cup!
06/17/2021

Congratulations to Charlie Company for winning the 2021 Desert Knights’ Org Day Cup!

SSG Messer, a Flight Paramedic assigned to Lonestar Dustoff, is awarded the Air Medal for his heroic actions while assig...
05/22/2021

SSG Messer, a Flight Paramedic assigned to Lonestar Dustoff, is awarded the Air Medal for his heroic actions while assigned to 1-228th Aviation Regiment at Soto Cano Air Base, Honduras. He is credited with saving the lives of numerous Honduran citizens during the devastating 2020 hurricane season.

A Co and C Co passing The Gateway Arch on cross country flight from Camp Atterbury to Fort Bliss.
05/05/2021

A Co and C Co passing The Gateway Arch on cross country flight from Camp Atterbury to Fort Bliss.

Good morning St. Louis!
05/05/2021

Good morning St. Louis!

The Desert Knights completed a tremendous week of training during Guardian Response 2021 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Str...
05/04/2021

The Desert Knights completed a tremendous week of training during Guardian Response 2021 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Stress of the battalion’s command and control elements, air movement operations, aeromedical evacuation, and sustainment capabilities were important as we prepare to execute Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) and support to the American people during any emergency.

2-501 GSAB, Desert Knights working with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment at Camp Atterbury, IN during Exercise...
05/02/2021

2-501 GSAB, Desert Knights working with the 372nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment at Camp Atterbury, IN during Exercise Guardian Response.

2-501 GSAB conducts a stand down day to focus on SHARP and soldier fundamentals. Part of the day involved every Soldier ...
04/30/2021

2-501 GSAB conducts a stand down day to focus on SHARP and soldier fundamentals. Part of the day involved every Soldier participating in small group interactive scenarios based on real world events.
#DESERTKNIGHT
#PeopleFirst
#IRONCLAD
Photos by CPT William Viana

2-501 GSAB flies four aircraft across country to Camp Atterbury, Indiana to participate in Guardian Response 2021. This ...
04/24/2021

2-501 GSAB flies four aircraft across country to Camp Atterbury, Indiana to participate in Guardian Response 2021. This exercise trains and maintains readiness as part of the battalion's DCRF and DSCA mission, practicing a rapid response to the nation's natural disasters when called.
#DESERTKNIGHT
#PEOPLEFIRST
Photo by MAJ S. Morrison.

2-501 GSAB flies four aircraft across country to Camp Atterbury, Indiana to participate in Guardian Response 2021. This exercise trains and maintains readiness as part of the battalion's DCRF and DSCA mission, practicing a rapid response to the nation's natural disasters when called.
#DESERTKNIGHT
#PEOPLEFIRST
Photo by MAJ S. Morrison.

2-501 GSAB conducts personnel recovery training, letting small groups practice evasion, communication with an on scene c...
04/22/2021

2-501 GSAB conducts personnel recovery training, letting small groups practice evasion, communication with an on scene commander, and isolated personnel recovery techniques.
#DESERTKNIGHT
#PEOPLEFIRST
Photos by LTC Jon Guinn

#DESERTKNIGHT
04/22/2021

#DESERTKNIGHT

The 2-501 GSAB command team signs the SHARP pledge during April, the Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month.#peopleFi...
04/22/2021

The 2-501 GSAB command team signs the SHARP pledge during April, the Sexual Assault Awareness Prevention Month.
#peopleFirst
#DESERTKNIGHT
Photos by SFC Alison Hilshire

2-501 GSAB congrats SGT Scott on her promotion to SGT. She is a part of the battalion's flight operations section. #read...
04/01/2021

2-501 GSAB congrats SGT Scott on her promotion to SGT. She is a part of the battalion's flight operations section.
#ready
#DESERTKNIGHT
Photos by SFC Miguel Valdez Osuna

2-501 GSAB bids farewell to SSG Del Valle, SGT Jones, and SPC Irizarry. Their leadership presented them with an award in...
04/01/2021

2-501 GSAB bids farewell to SSG Del Valle, SGT Jones, and SPC Irizarry. Their leadership presented them with an award in recognition of their huge contributions to the battalion.
#peopleFirst
#DESERTKNIGHT
Photos by SFC Miguel ValdezOsuna

2-501 GSAB wishes 1LT Trocchio great success as he leaves for the captains career course. Leadership recognized him for ...
04/01/2021

2-501 GSAB wishes 1LT Trocchio great success as he leaves for the captains career course. Leadership recognized him for his significant contributions to the battalion.
#peopleFirst
#DESERTKNIGHT
Photos by SFC Miguel ValdezOsuna

2-501 GSAB thanked SPC Ryback for her contributions to the battalion as a vital part of the flight operations section.#p...
04/01/2021

2-501 GSAB thanked SPC Ryback for her contributions to the battalion as a vital part of the flight operations section.
#peopleFirst
#DESERTKNIGHT
photos by 1LT John Kwon

2-501 GSAB thanked SPC Ryback for her contributions to the battalion as a vital part of the flight operations section.
#peopleFirst
#DESERTKNIGHT
photos by 1LT John Kwon

The GSAB wished CPT Kimberly Denny and CPT Stephanie Eldridge farewell as they both proceed to their next assignments. T...
04/01/2021

The GSAB wished CPT Kimberly Denny and CPT Stephanie Eldridge farewell as they both proceed to their next assignments. The battalion also presented a plaque of appreciation to CW4 Eric Huff for his tireless efforts as the aviation maintenance officer for the GSAB as he moves on to work for another battalion.
#peopleFirst
#DESERTKNIGHT
Photos by 1LT John Kwon

2-501 GSAB bid farewell to 1LT Baur. The entire team thanked him for all his hard work and wished him godspeed at the ca...
04/01/2021

2-501 GSAB bid farewell to 1LT Baur. The entire team thanked him for all his hard work and wished him godspeed at the captains career course.
#ready
#DESERTKNIGHT
Photos by 1LT John Kwon

The Desert Knights’ successful FTX would not have been possible without the outstanding support of Echo, Forward Support...
03/07/2021

The Desert Knights’ successful FTX would not have been possible without the outstanding support of Echo, Forward Support Company. Whether fueling aircraft or recovering vehicles, they provided nonstop logistics and maintenance support throughout the exercise.

2-501 GSAB conducts a convoy brief and rehearsal in the field to prepare for the return convoy. Convoy briefs and rehear...
03/03/2021

2-501 GSAB conducts a convoy brief and rehearsal in the field to prepare for the return convoy. Convoy briefs and rehearsals reduce risk by creating shared understanding between all members of the convoy of the mission, route, and contingencies prior to ex*****on.
#READY #DESERTKNIGHT
Photos by SFC Valdez.

The Desert Knights are busy training lethal crews, platoons, and companies during a battalion field training exercise at...
03/03/2021

The Desert Knights are busy training lethal crews, platoons, and companies during a battalion field training exercise at Fort Bliss in order to be ready to deploy, fight and win.

#READY #DESERTKNIGHT
03/01/2021

#READY #DESERTKNIGHT

Good evening, Iron Eagles! 🦅

Last week we kicked off our Iron Eagle SHARP Awareness Campaign; a 12-week series where we introduce you to the Iron Eagles leading Iron-6 's OPERATION IRONCLAD.

Operation Ironclad is about one thing - targeting the corrosive behavior of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

But it doesn't stop there. It involves 40 specific things we are doing to prevent this corrosive from happening. One of its key tenants is its focus on this corrosive and to ensure our victims are cared for.

Good thing we've got folks like SFC Allison Hielscher on our team!

Allison is from Mandeville, Jamaica, and serves as the SHARP representative for HHC 2-501st General Support Aviation Battalion.

We caught up with her and she told us a little more about why she chose to volunteer to serve her team as a SHARP representative.

"I'm a SHARP Soldier because it's something I truly believe in," the Jamaican said. "The best part of my job is that I know I am a part of a program that has tangible results in helping victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault. Being able to help Soldiers going through the worst time of their life is why I show up every day."

One of the quickest ways to create stronger teams is by letting people know that they're not alone. But it goes deeper than that. Having someone to call 24/7 that is passionate about spearheading the scourge of sexual assault and sexual harassment is a critical part of Operation Ironclad - and Iron Eagles like Allison are ready to fight!

"When someone is a victim of sexual assault, victims need to know that they have someone in their corner," she told us. "They need to know they've got someone committed to stop what they're doing and put that person's needs and welfare first."

If you or someone you know needs to talk about anything SHARP-related, don't think twice! Call our team 24/7 at 915-203-6010. The Iron Eagle Command Team has many competing mission sets around the clock, but none of them are more important to us than taking care of you. If you have experienced anything SHARP-related, or know someone who has, let us know because we CAN and we WILL fix it. 🦅
#IronEagles #WinningMatters #PeopleFirst 1st Armored Division Iron-6 U.S. Army U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Army Times

2-501 GSAB packs up required gear in preparation for a field training exercise. Field training exercises allow Soldiers ...
02/26/2021

2-501 GSAB packs up required gear in preparation for a field training exercise. Field training exercises allow Soldiers to master their individual tasks in collective training scenarios. Scenarios are planned in progressively complex missions and notional enemy scenarios to allow all members of the battalion to develop in the roles they serve in making mission happen.
#READY #DESERTKNIGHT
Photos by 1LT Tim Trocchio.

2-501 GSAB continues aerial gunnery training by firing multi-ship tables. This portion exercises crews' abilities to com...
02/24/2021

2-501 GSAB continues aerial gunnery training by firing multi-ship tables. This portion exercises crews' abilities to communicate not only within each Aircraft but also between Aircraft for proper target hand overs for lethal target engagements. This is a vital step prior to the final stage in gunnery qualification where Aircraft execute a live fire air assault.
#READY #DESERTKNIGHT

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Desert Knight Families! Here is the link to all of the pictures of Santa from our Holiday Party. Please let me know if need anything else. Thank you and Happy Holidays!