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.
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A US Marines AH-1Z Viper attack helicopter performs a close flyby of the USS Harpers Ferry, Nov. 19, 2019. The ships are in the Pacific Ocean as part of the USS Boxer amphibious ready group.Continue reading Marines Viper Attack Helicopter Up-Close Flyby [Photo]
US Army Apache Attack helicopters depart an air base in Belgium on their way to a nine-month deployment training with NATO forces farther east in Europe.Continue reading Apache Attack Helicopters Departing Belgium
U.S. Army AH-64D Apache helicopter, assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, flies in formation for the 25th Infantry Division Review over Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, December 21, 2018. The Division’s activation date is October 1, 1941. Due to a robust training schedule in October, the Division is celebrating its birthday from December 17-21 with the culminating event being the Division Review at historic Weyand Field. More than 11,000 Tropic Lightning Soldiers will take part in the Division Review. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Ian Morales)
A Coast Guard Air Station Kodiak aircrew prepares to take off to conduct a night flight from the forward operating location in Kotzebue, Alaska, Oct. 28, 2018. Aircrews are forward deployed to Kotzebue in in support of Arctic Shield to be more geographically available to respond to search and rescue cases. U. S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 1st Class Bradley Pigage.
The city of Port St. Joe was hit hard by Hurricane Michael, which left several homes and business in the area devastated. Today crews with the Florida National Guard’s CBRNE Enhanced Response Force Package and Urban Search and Rescue Florida Task Force 8 are searching door to door to make sure residents in the area are safe and facilitate any urgent needs they might have.
U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft assigned to Marine Aviation Weapons and Tactics Squadron One (MAWTS-1) conduct flight operations during a long range raid in support of Weapons and Tactics Instructor (WTI) course 1-19 in Yuma, Arizona, Sept. 28, 2018. WTI is a seven-week training event hosted by MAWTS-1 which emphasizes operational integration of the six functions of Marine Corps aviation in support of a Marine air-ground task force. WTI provides standardized advanced tactical training and certification of unit instructor qualifications to support Marine aviation training and readiness, and assists in developing and employing aviation weapons and tactics. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Alexia Lythos)
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)
A CH-53E Super Stallion takes off during a tactical support insert and extract exercise as part of a weapons and tactics course at Naval Air Facility El Centro, Calif., April 15, 2017. The biannually course provides students with detailed training to be practiced on the various ranges in Arizona and California.The Stallion is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 466. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Trever Statz
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)
The Crew of UH-1N Huey number 6648 LT Col. Chad Kohout, 36th Rescue Squadron Commander, Captain Tristan Fitzgerald, 36RQS chief of standards and evaluations, and Master Sgt. Joshua Walker, 36th RQS NCO in-charge of scheduling, stand in from of the helicopter after landing. A 36th Rescue Squadron UH-1N Huey number 6648 achieved more than 18,000 flight hours, the most flight hours for this airframe in the Air Force. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Sean Campbell)
U.S. Soldiers with 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division perform preflight checks on their AH-64 Apache helicopter before they take off from Chièvres Air Base, Belgium, for Germany, Latvia, Romania and Poland, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, Oct. 27, 2017. (U.S. Army photo by Visual Information Specialist Pierre-Etienne Courtejoie)
Afghan Mi-17 pilots take a first look at the cockpit of an Afghan Air Force UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter Oct. 2, 2017, at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. The UH-60 is part of the AAF modernization program and the latest addition to its growing fleet. Mi-17 pilots are the first to train on the new weapons system and are expected to jump-start the new platform, which will eventually replace the Mi-17. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Alexander W. Riedel)
The Task Force Marauder medical evacuation (medevac) company participated in a mass casualty exercise with the Role 3 hospital, Dec. 23, 2017, in Afghanistan to practice and refine procedures in the event of a real-world emergency. Detachment 1, Charlie Company, 2-211th General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), MEDEVAC, Iowa National Guard, with Task Force Marauder partnered with the hospital, base emergency medical services, Polish special forces, U.S. Air Force security forces, and U.S. Army 82nd Airborne service members for the exercise. C Co., 2-211th GSAB (MEDEVAC) provided aerial transportation and en route medical care for simulated casualties before transporting the patients to the hospital for follow-on care. The purpose of the exercise was to test current practices and communication in a controlled environment. 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)