Fort Wainwright welcomes back the last 3 Kiowa Warrior Helicopters

Fort Wainwright’s 6th Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment welcomed back the last of their aircraft to Eielson yesterday.

Part of U.S. Army Alaska Aviation Task force, the final 3 OH-58D Kiowa Warriors landed at Eielson after being sent to Fort Bragg, North Carolina for a reset that lasted nearly a year.

Deployed in 2011 for 12 months as part of Operation New Dawn, the OH–58 Kiowa’s were used primarily in armed aerial reconnaissance.

The final shipment completed the unit’s more than 30 helicopters stationed at Fort Wainwright.