AH-64 Apache

The 1st Attack Battalion of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, widely recognized as "The WOLFPACK," is stationed at Fort Liberty in North Carolina and stands as a distinguished aviation unit within the United States Army. With a rich history spanning various theaters of operation including Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and Afghanistan, they have earned accolades such as five Meritorious Unit Citations, an Army Valorous Unit Award, and numerous Army Presidential Unit Citations.

Among their notable achievements, The WOLFPACK notably became the first Apache-equipped Battalion to engage the enemy during Operation Just Cause on November 15, 1989. Additionally, they were swiftly mobilized during the early hours of August 7, 1990 for Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, emerging as the First Apache Helicopter unit to reach Saudi Arabia. During this deployment, they garnered a reputation for their prolific use of AGM-114 HELLFIRE missiles and effective enemy destruction.

Most recently, the 1st Attack Battalion of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade played a pivotal role as the final Apache Helicopters conducting operations in Afghanistan. Their tasks included crucial security measures and facilitating the safe arrival and departure of Air Force C-17s at Hamid Karzai International Airport, contributing significantly to the largest aerial evacuation in history, rescuing approximately 130,000 civilians from Taliban control.

Presently, members of The WOLFPACK remain dedicated to their service, diligently training and maintaining readiness to respond to future calls of duty. With an unwavering commitment, they stand prepared to deploy as part of America's Guard of Honor, conducting comprehensive aviation operations worldwide in any environment.

From the AH-64A in 1984 to today’s AH-64E, one thing about the Apache hasn’t changed: its reputation as the world’s most advanced and proven attack helicopter.

With more than 1,280 aircraft in operation accumulating over five million flight hours, 1.3 million of which have been in combat, the AH-64 Apache represents the backbone of the U.S. Army’s attack helicopter fleet and a growing number of international defense forces.

AH-64 Apache

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