BREAKING: 7 Military Heroes DEAD


All seven military personnel aboard a U.S. Air Force HH-60 Pave Hawk helicopter were killed Thursday in a crash in western Iraq near the Syrian border, U.S. defense officials told Fox News.


U.S. Central Command said in a statement the crash “does not appear to be a result of enemy activity. This incident is under investigation.”

“This tragedy reminds us of the risks our men and women face every day in service of our nations.  We are thinking of the loved ones of these service members today.” ~ Brig. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve

Another U.S. Helicopter that was with the Hawk when it went down, immediately radioed it in and a QRF (Quick Reaction Force) was deployed out to the crash site.  The QRF consisted of coalition forces and Iraqi Security Forces.

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“We are grateful to the Iraqi Security Forces for their immediate assistance in response to this tragic incident.  Iraqi Security Forces continue to demonstrate their professionalism, capabilities and flexibility as we continue the fight towards a lasting defeat of [ISIS].” ~ Brig. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve


The identities of our fallen brothers are being held private until the U.S. Department of Defense is able to contact the families of the fallen.

The Pave Hawk crashed after striking a power line, a U.S. official told ABC News, an assessment made by the crew of a U.S. helicopter accompanying the HH-60. The aircraft went down near al Qaim in western Anbar Province.

The Sikorsky MH-60G/HH-60G Pave Hawk is a twin-turbo shaft engine helicopter in service with the United States Air Force. It is a derivative of the UH-60 Black Hawk and incorporates the US Air Force PAVE electronic systems program.

The HH-60G Pave Hawk is the U.S. Air Force’s primary combat search and rescue helicopter used by Air Force special tactics teams and para-rescuemen.

The HH-60G is also tasked to perform military operations other than war, including civil search and rescue, medical evacuation, disaster response, humanitarian assistance, security cooperation/aviation advisory, NASA space flight support, and rescue command and control.

The Pave Hawk is a highly modified version of the Army Black Hawk helicopter which features an upgraded communications and navigation suite that includes integrated inertial navigation/global positioning/Doppler navigation systems, satellite communications, secure voice, and Have Quick communications.

All HH-60Gs have an automatic flight control system, night vision goggles with lighting and forward looking infrared system that greatly enhances night low-level operations. Additionally, Pave Hawks have color weather radar and an engine/rotor blade anti-ice system that gives the HH-60G an adverse weather capability, Military .com reports.

Civilians in the United States are being manipulated by the anti-gun agenda by the lunatics on the left.  We have children walking out of school to protest, because they were indoctrinated to do so.  We are a confused and fallen nation which seems to have forgotten how we were founded and the ultimate cost of FREEDOM.

We have brothers and sisters deployed all over the globe, that volunteered to do so and some are in combat zones.

When a soldier falls, it is a stab we all feel, it is a moment in time when all Soldiers dig deep within and ruck on so that their fallen brothers will never be forgotten and it will never be in vein.

The American civilians need to be reminded what we did, what we do and the humility of the sacrifice soldiers make.

If people truly want to do something for the fallen brothers and sisters in uniform, then stop letting our nation be plagued by the insanity and abuses of the left!

Rest easy brothers, your mission has ended, Till Valhalla…

Chris “Badger” Thomas is a Veteran who served our country as an Army Combat Medic.



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