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  • Screaming Eagles Retrieve Aircraft at Jacksonville Port

    02/18/2004 8:25:08 AM PST · by Calpernia · 10 replies · 211+ views
    Special to American Forces Press Service ^ | Feb. 18, 2004 | By Pfc. Dallas Walker, USA
    Things have come full circle for the soldiers of 8th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment. Just over a year ago at Jacksonville, they loaded the helicopters of the "Screaming Eagle" 101st Airborne Division on cargo vessels bound for Kuwait. This week, these same aircraft arrived back at Jacksonville, and many of the same soldiers, now combat-hardened, were waiting for them. The USNS Benavidez arrived the afternoon of Feb. 15 after a three-week voyage from the Middle East, carrying 19 CH-47D Chinook helicopters, 38 Black Hawk helicopters, 502 pieces of rolling stock and 182 containers of equipment. The Benavidez is the first...