Operation Red Wing
Operation Red Wings (often incorrectly called "Operation Redwing" and/or "Operation Red Wing") was a combined / joint military operation during the War in Afghanistan (2001–present) in the Pech District of Afghanistan's Kunar Province, on the slopes of a mountain named Sawtalo Sar, approximately 20 miles west of Kunar's provincial capital of Asadabad, in late June through mid-July 2005. Operation Red Wings was intended to disrupt local anti-Coalition Militia (ACM) activity, thus contributing to regional stability and thereby facilitating the Afghani Parliament elections scheduled for September, 2005. At the time, anti-Coalition Militia activity in the region was carried out most notably by a small group led by a local man from Nangarhar Province, Ahmad Shah, who had aspirations of regional Islamic fundamentalist prominence. He and his small group were among the primary targets of the operation.
The operation was conceived by the 2nd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (2/3) of the U.S. Marine Corps based on an operational model developed by 2/3's sister battalion, the 3rd Battalion of the 3rd Marine Regiment (3/3) which had preceded the 2nd Battalion in their combat deployment. It utilized special operations forces (SOF) units and assets, including members of the U.S. Navy SEALs and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command's 160th Special Operation's Aviation Regiment (Airborne) (SOAR(A)), for the opening phase of the operation. A team of four Navy SEALs, tasked for surveillance and reconnaissance of a group of structures known to be used by Ahmad Shah and his men, fell into an ambush by Shah and his group just hours after inserting into the area by fastrope from an MH-47 helicopter. Three of the four SEALs were killed and a quick reaction force helicopter sent in for their aid was shot down with a rocket propelled grenade fired from an RPG-7, killing all eight U.S. Navy SEALs and all eight U.S. Army Special Operations aviators on board.
The operation then became known as "Red Wings II" and lasted approximately three more weeks, during which time the bodies of the deceased SEALs and Army Special Operations aviators were recovered and the only surviving member of the initial team, Marcus Luttrell, was rescued. While the goal of the operation was partially achieved, Ahmad Shah regrouped in Pakistan, and returned with more men and armament, aided by the notoriety he gained from the Red Wings ambush and helicopter shootdown. Several weeks later, Shah's group in Kunar Province was stricken to a point of inoperability and Shah was seriously wounded, during Operation Whalers, in August 2005.

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Summary of Action - U.S. Navy
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Oct 11, 2013 ... Muhammad Gulab continues to face Taliban retribution at home for protecting 'Operation Red Wings' commando.
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The Brave SEALs of Operation Red Wings | Military.com
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Lone Survivor
Lone Survivor
Marcus Luttrell, Patrick Robinson, 2010
Less than twenty-four hours later, only one of those Navy SEALs was alive. This is the story of team leader Marcus Luttrell, the sole survivor of Operation Redwing.
Operation Red Wings: The Untold Story Behind Lone Survivor (SOFREP)
Operation Red Wings: The Untold Story Behind Lone Survivor (SOFREP)
Peter Nealen, 2013
Marcus Luttrell's blockbuster bestseller, Lone Survivor—soon to be a major motion picture—tells the story of Operation Red Wings, in which four U.S. Navy SEALs were inserted into the mountains of eastern Afghanistan with the task of collecting intelligence and finding—or killing—a top al Qaeda commander. The SEALs were ambushed by over one hun...
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Ed Darack, 2010
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Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN
Seal of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. Michael P. Murphy, USN
Gary Williams, 2011
Gary Williams is a graduate of the University of Dayton with a master's degree in public administration. Married with six children, he is a career 30-year employee with the State of Ohio. He is the author of the Siege in Lucasville.
SEAL of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. ...
SEAL of Honor: Operation Red Wings and the Life of Lt. ...
Gary Williams, 2010
" "SEAL of Honor" tells the story of Michael's life and how he came to be that man of selfless courage and honor.
Operation Red Wings: The Untold Story Behind Lone Survivor
Operation Red Wings: The Untold Story Behind Lone Survivor
Peter Nealen, SOFREP, 2013
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Operation REDWING, 1956
Operation REDWING, 1956
United States. Defense Nuclear Agency, Kaman Tempo (Firm), 1982
This is a report of DoD personnel in REDWING with an emphasis on operations and radiological safety.
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Xiaoming Zhang, 2003
". . . well-written and richly researched book." -- Air & Space Power Journal. . . excellent and important book. Anyone wanting a fresh, well-researched, and balanced view of this subject will welcome this study. -- Kenneth P. Werrell, Journal of Military History --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Lone Survivor: Marcus Luttrell on Operation Redwing, eight years later « Hot Air
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Operation Red Wings Day 5: July 2 | SOFREP
With the FBI analysts’ confirmation that the note did indeed come from Marcus Luttrell, things began to speed up. The area of the team’s E&E had been s
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Lone Survivor: Operation Red Wing
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60 Minutes: Marcus Luttrell Lone Survivor & Operation Red Wings
For 60 Minutes, Anderson Cooper profiled Marcus Luttrell, the lone survivor of Operation Red Wings, a failed Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan in 2005.
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Operation Red Wings - Afghan Protector | Navy SEALs
More than eight years after that fateful mission, the Afghan who helped Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell came to Washington Thursday for a visit. The Afghan, Moha
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Lone Survivor: The Eyewitness Account of Operation Redwing and the Lost Heroes of SEAL Team 10
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The Fallout from Nuclear Secrecy , Consortium News, July 23, 2013 "..........As the Redwing tests continued, radiation badges were handed out, which Harris described as “small rectangular plastic discs three inches by an inch and a half.” Even with these, Harris wondered about the future impact of the radiation: “Had our genetic code been compromised? Would we get…
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Operation Red Wing ambush video?
Does anyone have the video of the Operation Red Wing video of the Taliban ambush on the 4 Navy seals? I never seen it and I heard there was one.
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Red Wing area could be a hotbed for 'frac sand' | Minnesota Public Radio News
It is ideal for oil and natural gas exploration, but allowing the mining of it has many fearing the effects it could have on the natural habitat.
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