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Rhythm of the Night!!!CW2 Brian Perez serves as the safety officer for Alpha Company, Task Force Desert Knights (2-501st...
01/12/2023

Rhythm of the Night!!!

CW2 Brian Perez serves as the safety officer for Alpha Company, Task Force Desert Knights (2-501st GSAB).

Safety is at the focal point of all operations within Task Force Desert Knights, even into the waning hours of the day.

Aviators like Mr.Perez strive day and night to build competent, safe and ready crews able to fight and win tonight.

RATTLERS!
IRON EAGLES!!
FORGE THE EDGE!!!









Soldiers, Friends and Family of the Desert Knights!!!We are now on Instagram Go follow now to keep up with the latest ne...
01/11/2023

Soldiers, Friends and Family of the Desert Knights!!!

We are now on Instagram

Go follow now to keep up with the latest news and updates!

FORGE THE EDGE!!!

TWO TO FLY!!! CW2 Nick C. Mowery advances into 2023 in style with Alpha Company, Task Force Desert Knights (2-501st GSAB...
01/09/2023

TWO TO FLY!!!

CW2 Nick C. Mowery advances into 2023 in style with Alpha Company, Task Force Desert Knights (2-501st GSAB). Nick serves as a Instructor Pilot (IP) in A/2-501 ensuring readiness and building combat power!!!










THE FORGE!!! December Issue(Part 3/3)The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional t...
01/04/2023

THE FORGE!!! December Issue
(Part 3/3)

The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional training and operations that assure, deter and reinforce our allies at home and abroad.










THE FORGE!!! December Issue(Part 2/3)The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional t...
01/04/2023

THE FORGE!!! December Issue
(Part 2/3)

The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional training and operations that assure, deter and reinforce our allies at home and abroad.










THE FORGE!!! December Issue(Part 1/3)The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional t...
01/04/2023

THE FORGE!!! December Issue
(Part 1/3)

The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional training and operations that assure, deter and reinforce our allies at home and abroad.










01/01/2023
ICYMI 🇺🇸 🇵🇱 On 18 December, 2022, The Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) General James C. McConville accompanied by Sergea...
12/27/2022

ICYMI 🇺🇸 🇵🇱

On 18 December, 2022, The Chief of Staff of the Army (CSA) General James C. McConville accompanied by Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Michael A. Grinston visited Soldiers currently deployed to Airbase Powidz, Poland.

During the CSA and SMA’s visit, General McConville took time to engage with Service Members from across Task Force Desert Knights, as well as other adjacent units operating here in Poland.

Our Desert Knights also had the privilege of undergoing a re-enlistment ceremony carried out by General McConville, as well as being coined for their commitment to our formation and country.

Outstanding Work Desert Knight Team!!!







CLAUS-06 CLEARED FOR THE OPTION!!! Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the Desert Knight Family!Sant...
12/26/2022

CLAUS-06 CLEARED FOR THE OPTION!!!

Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays and Happy New Year from the Desert Knight Family!

Santa and his elves had a moment to shoot the ILS into Powidz Airbase this Christmas Eve with the help from Desert Knight Soldiers and the Polish Air Force!

As we continue through the holiday season, we would like to give a special thanks to our soldiers and families that help to make the holiday season possible!

IRON SOLDIERS!
IRON EAGLES!!
FORGE THE EDGE!!!

📸 (Photos by: SPC William R. Thompson)










HISTORY IN THE MAKING!!!In September, 2022, the Air Traffic Navigation, Integration and Coordination System (ATNAVICS) T...
12/21/2022

HISTORY IN THE MAKING!!!

In September, 2022, the Air Traffic Navigation, Integration and Coordination System (ATNAVICS) Team from Fox Company, 2-501st General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB) deployed to Katterbauch Airfield.

Overcoming deteriorating weather, this team lead by SGT Skapyak continuously pushed themselves and their equipment to new heights to ensure readiness and safety for our crews and NATO allies.

In September of this year, they underwent a Visual Flight Rules (VFR) flyability check and exceeded the standard becoming the first Regionally Aligned Forces (RAF) Unit in history to pass the Air Traffic Services Command (ATSCOM) flight inspection later certifying their systems for Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) conditions and operations.

KNIGHT WATCHERS!
FORGE THE EDGE!!!











MONDAY MOTIVATION!!!Congratulations to CPL Nipper, CPL Kloeckener (Alpha Company 2-501 GSAB), and SGT Ellis (Echo Compan...
12/19/2022

MONDAY MOTIVATION!!!

Congratulations to CPL Nipper, CPL Kloeckener (Alpha Company 2-501 GSAB), and SGT Ellis (Echo Company, 2-501 GSAB) on graduating BLC in Grafenwhoer, Germany 🇩🇪

A special shoutout to CPL Nipper who earned his place on the Commandants List!

(Also pictured Alpha Company 1SG Neil Percifull)










ATTENTION TO ORDERS!!!…Congratulations to William C. Browning on his promotion to 1LT!!! 🎉 1LT Browning has for several ...
12/18/2022

ATTENTION TO ORDERS!!!…

Congratulations to William C. Browning on his promotion to 1LT!!! 🎉

1LT Browning has for several months served with distinction as the distribution Platoon Leader (PL) for Echo Company, 2-501 General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB/Task Force Desert Knights).

1LT Browning and his team provide ammunition, fuel, food and support to our forces and NATO partners here in Europe.

This team embodies the definition of what it means to strive for excellence, Forge The Edge, and live the No Surrender No Retreat Motto.

Congratulations again to now 1LT Browning and the Soldiers of Echo Company, 2-501 GSAB!!!

IRON SOLDIERS!
IRON EAGLES!!
FORGE THE EDGE!!!











“First In, Last Out!!!”ICYMI | 1LT Gray (B Co 2-501), SSG Garza (C Co 2-501), and SSG Schwarberg (C Co 2-501) graduated ...
12/15/2022

“First In, Last Out!!!”

ICYMI | 1LT Gray (B Co 2-501), SSG Garza (C Co 2-501), and SSG Schwarberg (C Co 2-501) graduated from Pathfinder School on 13 December!!!

Task Force Desert Knights (2-501 GSAB) is proud to have our Iron Eagle Soldiers pass this rigorous and prestigious school!!

The course started with 53 and ended with 24 Soldiers! This was the first ever Pathfinder School held in MK, Romania.

During the Pathfinder course students are instructed in aircraft orientation, aero-medical evacuation, close combat assault, ground to air communication procedures, Control Center operations, all three phases of a sling load operation, Helicopter Landing Zone and Pick Up Zone operations, and Drop Zone operations (Computed Air Release Point, Ground Marker Release System, and Verbally Initiated Release System), dealing with U.S. military fixed and rotary wing aircraft for personnel and equipment.

FORGE THE EDGE!!!

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss 1st Armored Division 1st Infantry Division III Corps and Fort Hood V Corps U.S. Army Europe and AfricaU.S. Army Chief of Staff NATOU.S. Army







Photos from Echo 2-501 GSAB "Templars"'s post
12/05/2022

Photos from Echo 2-501 GSAB "Templars"'s post

THE FORGE!!! November Issue (Part 3/3)The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional ...
12/02/2022

THE FORGE!!! November Issue
(Part 3/3)

The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional training and operations that assure, deter and reinforce our allies at home and abroad.

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss1st Armored Division1st Infantry DivisionIII Corps and Fort HoodV CorpsU.S. Army Europe and AfricaU.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)NATO








THE FORGE!!! November Issue (Part 2/3)The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional ...
12/02/2022

THE FORGE!!! November Issue
(Part 2/3)

The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional training and operations that assure, deter and reinforce our allies at home and abroad.

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss1st Armored Division1st Infantry DivisionIII Corps and Fort HoodV CorpsU.S. Army Europe and AfricaU.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)NATO








THE FORGE!!! November Issue (Part 1/3)The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional ...
12/02/2022

THE FORGE!!! November Issue
(Part 1/3)

The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional training and operations that assure, deter and reinforce our allies at home and abroad.

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss 1st Infantry Division1st Armored Division
III Corps and Fort HoodV Corps U.S. Army Europe and AfricaU.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)NATO








Friends and Family of The Desert Knights, On behalf of the Fort Bliss Installation Commander, you are cordially invited ...
11/28/2022

Friends and Family of The Desert Knights,

On behalf of the Fort Bliss Installation Commander, you are cordially invited to attend the Fort Bliss Tree Lighting Ceremony on 1 December 2022 at 1700 hours.

Center One Chapel, 315 Pershing Road, Fort Bliss.

Please enjoy cookies, hot cocoa, and a chance to meet Kris Kringle himself 🎅

We wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!



Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss1st Armored Division

Happy Thanksgiving from Powidz, Poland!!  Team DK is so grateful for great food, good conversation, and most importantly...
11/24/2022

Happy Thanksgiving from Powidz, Poland!! Team DK is so grateful for great food, good conversation, and most importantly, our Soldiers and Families who are the foundation of this awesome organization!

NO SURRENDER! NO RETREAT!! FORGE THE EDGE!!!Congratulations SPC Mecum!!!
11/18/2022

NO SURRENDER! NO RETREAT!! FORGE THE EDGE!!!

Congratulations SPC Mecum!!!

11/02/2022
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11/01/2022

Photos from Alpha Troop, 3-6 CAV's post
11/01/2022

Photos from Alpha Troop, 3-6 CAV's post

There’s something out there…🫣👻🎃Task Force Desert Knights (2-501st GSAB) kicks off the week by blanketing the airfield in...
10/31/2022

There’s something out there…🫣👻🎃

Task Force Desert Knights (2-501st GSAB) kicks off the week by blanketing the airfield in a super spooky fog, just in time for Halloween!

Friends, Family, and Soldiers of the Desert Knight Team, please stay safe and have a fang-tastic evening!🧛🏼










10/29/2022

WHO TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS?!?…👀
10/29/2022

WHO TURNED OFF THE LIGHTS?!?…👀

Join us this Saturday from 4-6:30 PM in 3-501 Hangar for the Combat Aviation Brigade's Trunk or Treat. Leashed (and cost...
10/27/2022

Join us this Saturday from 4-6:30 PM in 3-501 Hangar for the Combat Aviation Brigade's Trunk or Treat. Leashed (and costumed) Dogs are Welcome!



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10/26/2022

Task Force Desert Knights

IRON READY!Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss 1st Infantry Division
10/25/2022

IRON READY!

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss
1st Infantry Division

THE FORGE!!! October IssueThe monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional training and...
10/24/2022

THE FORGE!!! October Issue

The monthly publication of Task Force Desert Knights focusing on the professional training and operations that assure, deter and reinforce our allies at home and abroad!

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss1st Armored Division1st Infantry DivisionV CorpsU.S. Army Europe and AfricaNATO








LONESTAR DUSTOFF!!!We would like to recognize SFC Walker for choosing to reenlist and continue his service! He conducted...
10/23/2022

LONESTAR DUSTOFF!!!

We would like to recognize SFC Walker for choosing to reenlist and continue his service! He conducted a reenlist ceremony in one of our HH-60s with his platoon leader, CPT Parra, who administered the oath in front of Neuschwanstein Castle!

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss1st Armored Division1st Infantry DivisionV Corps





09/16/2022
09/09/2022

We are having a virtual SFRG meeting for 2-501 on Monday at 11:30 MST. Please contact your company SFRG leader for the link.

BLACK KNIGHTS!!!“Heavy Lift” 2nd Platoon, B Co, Task Force 2-501 GSAB (Desert Knight), 1AD CAB arrives on station in Eur...
08/26/2022

BLACK KNIGHTS!!!

“Heavy Lift” 2nd Platoon, B Co, Task Force 2-501 GSAB (Desert Knight), 1AD CAB arrives on station in Europe ready to conduct rigorous training, ensuring we are a fit, cohesive, team of lethal aviation professionals! - Fight, Fix, Fly, Fuel to Win!



Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss,1st Armored Division,1st Infantry Division,V Corps

Photos from Alpha Troop, 3-6 CAV's post
08/24/2022

Photos from Alpha Troop, 3-6 CAV's post

LONESTAR DUSTOFF!!! On station in Europe, ready to save lives.“Dust Devils”, 2nd FSMP, C Co, 2-501 GSAB, Task Force Dese...
08/21/2022

LONESTAR DUSTOFF!!! On station in Europe, ready to save lives.

“Dust Devils”, 2nd FSMP, C Co, 2-501 GSAB, Task Force Desert Knight, 1AD CAB

Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss,1st Armored Division

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08/12/2022

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My name is Nikole Carrilllo, and I work for Fresh Press, a local printing company here in El Paso. We have a special right now for upcoming FRG events and wondered if you needed any shirts for the soldiers or families. We would love the opportunity to help create something the everyone can have as a keepsake to remember these events for time to come. If you were interested please reply to this thread and we can help you with any ideas you may have in mind.

Talk soon.
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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!

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