Special operations forces to be honored at
NASCAR race March 20
Wednesday, February 9, 2005
FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service) - For the second consecutive year, warriors from the U.S. Special Operations Command will be honored during the pre-race excitement of NASCAR's Golden Corral 500 at the Atlanta Motor Speedway March 20.
Race fans will be treated to a demonstration by special operations forces that will be capped off with the scheduled arrival of the race's official pace car inside an MH-47 Chinook helicopter from the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne). Demonstration participants will include special operators from the Army, the Navy and the Air Force.
Leading the special operations demonstration will be Lt. Gen. Philip R. Kensinger Jr., commanding general of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command here.
In addition to the 160th SOAR (Abn), the storied Green Berets will represent the Soldiers of USASOC. Air commandos from the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command at Hurlburt Field, Fla., and Navy SEALS from the U.S. Naval Special Warfare Command, San Diego, Calif., will also be represented.
In addition to the Chinook helicopter, other aircraft scheduled to be included in the demonstration include MH-60 Black Hawk and MH-6 Little Bird helicopters and an MC-130 Combat Talon aircraft.
Additional information on U.S. special operations forces can be found at the U.S. Special Operations Command's Web site at http://www.socom.mil/
and at Operation Tribute to Freedom