BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – After flying more than 80,000 flight hours, transporting more than 50,000 passengers throughout Afghanistan, moving more than seven million pounds of cargo and using more than 6 million gallons of fuel in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VIII, the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade has cased it’s colors.
Task Force Pegasus conducted full-spectrum combat aviation operations including combat operations, medical evacuations, logistical resupply and reconnaissance and surveillance target acquisition in support of CJTF-82.
“In the face of adversity, our courageous Paratroopers fearlessly performed their duties in some of the most dangerous area of Afghanistan,” [82nd CAB commander Col. Kelly] Thomas said. “Their actions are a tribute to their professionalism and overwhelming sense of duty.”
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