20 January 2008

TF Pegasus cases colors at Bagram

Command Sgt. Maj. David Brasfield (left) and Col. Kelly Thomas (right) of Task Force Pegasus prepare to case their colors as the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a Transfer-of-Authority ceremony with the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade at Bagram Airfield, Jan. 17. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. George Welcome, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade PAO)

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.”

Related: CJTF-82 Heroes of the Week

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