Fort Stewart Soldier Killed in Mishap of Two UH-60 Black Hawks

March 30, 2022Noelle Wiehe
3rd Combat Aviation Brigade

A medevac helicopter from the 3rd Infantry Division’s 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade flies over Thessaloniki in 2018. A 3rd CAB soldier died early Wednesday after an incident involving two of the unit’s UH-60s in Georgia. Photo from 3CAB Facebook.

A 3rd Infantry Division soldier was killed at Fort Stewart early Wednesday morning, in a mishap involving two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters.

The incident occurred at Wright Army Airfield on Fort Stewart, Georgia, at approximately 2 a.m. Wednesday, March 30. The soldier was assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division.

Stewart soldier killed
A Fort Stewart soldier killed in a Black Hawk mishap was assigned to the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade. US Army photo.

No details of the incident were released, according to Lt. Col. Lindsey Elder, public affairs officer for the 3rd ID, and the airfield was closed Wednesday morning. The soldier’s name will be released after next of kin is notified.

The 3rd CAB flies UH-60 Black Hawks, AH-64E Apache attack helicopters, and CH-47F Chinooks. A night-vision video posted to the unit’s Facebook on Tuesday evening appears to show 3rd CAB helicopters firing weapons on a training range in the previous days while training with the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry.

Wright Army Airfield is adjacent to Fort Stewart. The 3rd CAB is based at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah, about 40 miles from Fort Stewart.

This is a developing story.

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Noelle Wiehe
Noelle Wiehe

Noelle is a former staff writer for Coffee or Die through a fellowship from Military Veterans in Journalism. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and interned with the US Army Cadet Command. Noelle also worked as a civilian journalist covering several units, including the 75th Ranger Regiment on Fort Benning, before she joined the military as a public affairs specialist.

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