04 February 2010

Press Release- AH-64D Apache unit arrives to Fort Drum

FORT DRUM, NY--A ceremony to welcome the 1st Attack Reconnaissance
Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment to Fort Drum will be held 10 a.m.
Friday, Feb. 5, at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield here.

The "Tigershark" battalion, consisting of AH-64D Apache helicopters,
will uncase their unit colors signifying their relocation from Hunter
Army Airfield in Savannah, Ga. to Fort Drum. This is the first Apache
unit ever stationed at Fort Drum.

The battalion is commanded by Lt. Col. Michael J. Slocum. Command Sgt.
Maj. Rigoberto Hernandez is the battalion's command sergeant major.

The Tigersharks were previously designated as 3rd Battalion, 3rd
Aviation Regiment assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division. The unit
reflagged to become 1-10 ATK in August 2008 and assigned to the 10th
Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI). The battalion
recently deployed with the 10th CAB in support of Operation Iraqi
Freedom in Northern Iraq.

The 10th CAB redeployed in October 2009 after a successful combat
rotation. Since October, 1-10 ATK has been busy moving equipment,
Soldiers and Families to Ft Drum as they get ready to deploy in support
of Operation Enduring Freedom with the 10th CAB in October 2010.

Lt. Col. Slocum will be available for interviews immediately following
the ceremony.

Media interested in covering the ceremony must meet at the media
operations center on Route 26 not later than 9 a.m. on the day of the

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