• Arlington, Texas, native Spc. Benjamin West (left/ground), an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crew chief for 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, makes final checks before take off from Grey Army Air Field, Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 8. Inside the Apache, Col. Tobin Green (front seat), commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cav. Div., and Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Reese (back seat), the brigade standardization instructor pilot for 1st ACB, talk with Col. Douglas Gabram (right/ground), commander of the 1st ACB. Green, a Sioux Falls, S.D., native, is one of a few ground commanders who get to ride in the front seat of an Apache as a part of an ongoing air/ground integration program where Gabram shows ground commanders what his pilots see from the air.

    Arlington, Texas, native Spc. Benjamin West...

    Arlington, Texas, native Spc. Benjamin West (left/ground), an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crew chief for 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, makes final checks before take off from Grey Army Air Field, Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 8. Inside...

  • Colonel Tobin Green, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, slides on a helmet before taking off in an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter from Grey Army Air Field, Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 8. This is a part of an ongoing air/ground integration program where Col. Douglas Gabram, commander of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cav. Div., shows ground commanders what his pilots see from the air.

    Colonel Tobin Green, commander of the 1st...

    Colonel Tobin Green, commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, slides on a helmet before taking off in an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter from Grey Army Air Field, Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 8. This is a part of an ongoing air/ground...

  • Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Reese (right), the brigade standardization instructor pilot for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, describes his experiences with air/ground integration in Iraq to Col. Tobin Green, the commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cav. Div., while Col. Douglas Gabram, commander of 1st ACB, and Lt. Col. Randall Haws, commander of 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st ACB, listen in. Green, a Sioux Falls, S.D., native, will fly in the front seat of an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter while Reese pilots it from the back seat, at Grey Army Air Field, Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 8. This is all part of Gabram's mission to get ground commanders up in the air in an effort to improve air/ground integration.

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Reese (right)...

    Chief Warrant Officer 5 Michael Reese (right), the brigade standardization instructor pilot for the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, describes his experiences with air/ground integration in Iraq to Col. Tobin Green, the commander of the...

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