Formed after the failed hostage rescue attempt in Iran and
received much attention during the deadly Somalia raid, this
unit provides aviation support to other Spec Ops warriors.
They received their moniker because of their expertise at
flying night operations. The Night Stalkers may benefit from
the current season in Afghanistan. The colder air is more
dense and improves the performance of helicopter rotor blades.
Night Stalker Creed
Service in the 160th is a calling only a few will answer
for the mission is constantly demanding and hard. And when
the impossible has been accomplished the only reward is another
mission that no one else will try. As a member of the Night
Stalkers I am a tested volunteer seeking only to safeguard
the honor and prestige of my country, by serving the elite
Special Operations Soldiers of the United States. I pledge
to maintain my body, mind and equipment in a constant state
of readiness for I am a member of the fastest deployable Task
Force in the world Ė ready to move at a moments notice anytime,
anywhere, arriving on target plus or minus 30 seconds.
I guard my unitís mission with secrecy, for my only true
ally is the night and the element of surprise. My manner is
that of the Special Operations Quiet Professional, secrecy
is a way of life. In battle, I eagerly meet the enemy for
I volunteered to be up front where the fighting is hard. I
fear no foeís ability, nor underestimate his will to fight.
The mission and my precious cargo are my concern. I will
never surrender. I will never leave a fallen comrade to fall
into the hands of the enemy and under no circumstances will
I ever embarrass my country.
Gallantly will I show the world and the elite forces I support
that a Night Stalker is a specially selected and well trained
I serve with the memory and pride of those who have gone
before me for they loved to fight, fought to win and would
rather die than quit.