PRISTINA, Kosovo -- Two CH-47F Chinook helicopters from the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade transported Vice President Joe Biden and a delegation of U.S. and Kosovar officials from Pristina International Airport to Camp Bondsteel on Wednesday, Aug. 17.

The vice president was in Kosovo to deliver remarks at the dedication ceremony of a road that is being named by the Government of Kosovo in honor of his son, Joseph R. "Beau" Biden, III. The road is being dedicated as a sign of respect and gratitude for Beau's contributions to Kosovo.

The delegation consisted of Kosovo President Hashim Thaci, Kosovo Prime Minister Isa Mustafa, Ambassador Greg Delawie and Dr. Jill Biden.

Hotel Company, 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, 12th CAB "Big Windy" is the premier heavy lift helicopter company in Europe. The CH-47 Chinook Helicopter is capable of lifting more than 25,000 pounds and carrying 33 passengers.

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The 12th Combat Aviation Brigade trains and conducts aviation support across the full spectrum of unified land operations for United States Army Europe, European Command, NATO, and in support of CENTCOM, AFRICOM and other contingency locations around the globe.