A US Army Chinook heavy lift helicopter carries a Humvee while a C-17 Globemaster III takes off in the background. The ability for the Air Force and Army to work cohesively, especially during deployments, is crucial for our ability to get assets and forces where they’re needed when they’re needed.
U.S. Air Force pararescuemen, assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron, wait on board a CH-47F Chinook flown by members of the U.S. Army’s Task Force Brawler, to takeoff to conduct a site survey and communications test flight from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, March 21, 2018. The Army crews and Air Force Guardian Angel teams conducted the exercise to build teamwork and procedures as they provide joint personnel recovery capability, aiding in the delivery of decisive airpower for U.S. Central Command. (U.S. Air Force Photo by Tech. Sgt. Gregory Brook)
U.S. Army Soldiers from 1st Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division refuel a CH-47 Chinook helicopter as they participate in aviation operations during Allied Spirit VIII in the Hohenfels Training Area, Hohenfels, Germany, Jan. 19, 2018. Allied Spirit VIII includes approximately 4,100 participants from 10 nations at 7th Army Training Command’s Hohenfels training Area, Jan. 15-Feb. 5, 2018. Allied Spirit is a U.S. Army Europe-directed multinational exercise series designed to develop and enhance NATO and key partner’s interoperability and readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. David Overson)
STRAIT OF JUAN DE FUCA (Nov. 16, 2017) A CH-47 Chinook helicopter assigned to the Washington Air National Guard, 1st General Support Aviation Battalion, lands on the flight deck of the aircraft USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). USS Stennis is returning to homeport after the successful completion of a two-week underway where the ship’s crew conducted training to prepare for its next scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Grant G. Grady/Released)
U.S. Army Soldiers with Task Force Marauder’s Bravo Company, 238th General Support Aviation Battalion, from the Illinois and South Carolina National Guard, transport personnel and supplies between locations in Afghanistan Dec. 1, 2017. Task Force Marauder consists of Soldiers from South Carolina National Guard, Illinois National Guard, Iowa National Guard, as well as active duty component and provides aviation capabilities with AH-64 Apaches, UH-60 Black Hawks, CH-47 Chinooks, and medevac assets in Afghanistan under the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade while deployed. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Capt. Jessica Donnelly, Task Force Marauder)