• A levee near the Rio Grande River in Presidio, Texas, threatens to overflow into the city if the water level rises much more, but the CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilots and crewmembers from Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, plan on keeping that from happening. The Black Cats have been dropping oversized sandbags (seen in white) along the levee since Sept. 19 in an effort to keep back the rising waters.

    A levee near the Rio Grande River in Presidio...

    A levee near the Rio Grande River in Presidio, Texas, threatens to overflow into the city if the water level rises much more, but the CH-47 Chinook helicopter pilots and crewmembers from Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment...

  • Towns in Mexico near the Rio Grande are under water due to flooding from the river. The CH-47F pilots and crewmembers from Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, are on a mission to stop that from happening to Presidio, Texas, by dropping huge sandbags on a levee threatening to overflow. The Black Cats have been dropping the sandbags since Sept. 19.

    Towns in Mexico near the Rio Grande are under...

    Towns in Mexico near the Rio Grande are under water due to flooding from the river. The CH-47F pilots and crewmembers from Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, are on a mission...

  • A CH-47F Chinook crew member from Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, watches huge sandbags through the bottom crew hatch as the pilots hover near the Rio Grande River outside of Presidio, Texas, Sept. 22. The Black Cats are currently supporting flood relief efforts for the town of Presidio by dropping the oversized sandbags on a levee; keeping the high waters from flooding the city.

    A CH-47F Chinook crew member from Company B...

    A CH-47F Chinook crew member from Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, watches huge sandbags through the bottom crew hatch as the pilots hover near the Rio Grande River outside...

  • A CH-47F Chinook helicopter from the Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, sling loads three oversized sandbags on their way to a levee in Presidio, Texas, near the Rio Grande River. The Black Cats are currently assisting the town by dropping the sandbags near a portion of the river that is threatening to overflow.

    A CH-47F Chinook helicopter from the Company B...

    A CH-47F Chinook helicopter from the Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, sling loads three oversized sandbags on their way to a levee in Presidio, Texas, near the Rio Grande...

  • A CH-47F Chinook helicopter from the Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, approaches a road in Presidio, Texas, to pick up sand bags Sept. 22. The Black Cats are currently supporting flood relief efforts for the town of Presidio by dropping the oversized sandbags on a levee to keep the high waters of the Rio Grande River from flooding the city.

    A CH-47F Chinook helicopter from the Company B...

    A CH-47F Chinook helicopter from the Company B "Black Cats," 2nd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, approaches a road in Presidio, Texas, to pick up sand bags Sept. 22. The Black Cats are currently...

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