Winged Sabers by Joe Kline
Size 20" x 28."
The 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment comprised the headquarters element of Task Force Saber as part of Task Force Destiny (101st Combat Aviation Brigade). TF Saber performed exceptionally over a 12 month period in support of Operation Enduring Freedom X-XI from 2010 to 2011 providing dedicated reconnaissance, attack and pathfinder elements poised to conduct full-spectrum operations across 22,000 square miles of Southern Afghanistan, including Kandahar Province, the Taliban's historic birthplace and stronghold. The Longknife and Gunslinger aircrews of TF Saber provided aerial close combat attack, area and route security, and reconnaissance and surveillance support to 14 battalion sized task forces, four brigade level ground forces commanders, as well as the Combined Joint Special Operations Task Force South, other Special Operations units, and the Afghan National Security Forces.