A legacy continues: Welcome home 4-6 CAV

Lt. Col. Derrick Smith, commander, 4-6th Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron and Enterprise, Alabama native, and Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Hartman, 4-6th HARS command sergeant major and Medford, New Jersey native, uncase the battalion colors during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Humphreys, March 1. (U.S. Army Sgt. Courtney Davis, 2CAB Public Affairs)
Lt. Col. Derrick Smith, commander, 4-6th Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron and Enterprise, Alabama native, and Command Sgt. Maj. Steven Hartman, 4-6th HARS command sergeant major and Medford, New Jersey native, uncase the battalion colors during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Camp Humphreys, March 1. (U.S. Army Sgt. Courtney Davis, 2CAB Public Affairs)

A legacy continues: Welcome home 4-6 CAV

by Sgt. Courtney Davis
2nd Combat Aviation Brigade

CAMP Humphreys, Republic of Korea – The time has come where one chapter closes and another opens.

Soldiers from 1-25th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, Task Force Arctic Sabers, bid farewell to 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade (Talon) during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at the Camp Humphreys Super Gym, March 1.

“Task Force Arctic Sabers assumed responsibility of the rotation HARS in less than 100 days from the initial notification,” said Lt. Col. Matthew Landrum, 1-25th ARB battalion commander and Dakar, Indiana native. “The Soldiers standing before you took on the challenge from both Hawaii and Alaska and never looked backed. They rooted themselves in three guiding principles: remain mission focused; be professional; and stay disciplined.”

The 4-6th Heavy Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, returns to the Talon family after a six year absence.

In 2013, 4-6th HARS was the first squadron assigned the nine-month rotational aviation mission in Korea. They were mobilized from JBLM to 2CAB with then Lt. Col. Brian T. Watkins, 4-6th HARS commander.

“I’m honored to add 1-25th’s name to the list of units who have made their mark in this theater,” said Watkins, 2CAB commander and Seattle, Washington native. “As we transition to a new team, I’m confident 4-6 is ready and they will take this division and our alliance to new heights.”

While 1-25th ARB will be missed, the Talon family can remain resolute knowing operations will continue as usual.

Watkins praised 1-25th ARB for their part in the continued effort to strengthen the ROK-U.S. alliance.

“Thank you again for your support of the Talon brigade and the critical mission aviation plays in support of the ground force commander,” said Watkins.

Subscribe to our Stripes Pacific newsletter and receive amazing travel stories, great event info, cultural information, interesting lifestyle articles and more directly in your inbox!

Follow us on social media!

Facebook: Stars and Stripes Pacific
Flipboard: Stars and Stripes Community Sites

Looking to travel while stationed abroad? Check out our other Pacific community sites!
Stripes Japan
Stripes Okinawa
Stripes Guam

Recommended Content