• AL ASAD, Iraq - Spc. Nathaniel Rice (right), from Clam Lake, Wis., an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crew chief,  prepares to launch Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan Williams (front seat), from Portville, Ny., an Apache pilot and CW3 Max Merideth (back seat), from Pflugerville, Texas, also an Apache Pilot, all of whom are in Company C, 4th Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, on a mission Feb. 17. The Soldiers are part of Task Force 227, a small detachment from the 1st ACB conducting air operations in western Iraq.

    AL ASAD, Iraq - Spc. Nathaniel Rice (right)...

    AL ASAD, Iraq - Spc. Nathaniel Rice (right), from Clam Lake, Wis., an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crew chief, prepares to launch Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan Williams (front seat), from Portville, Ny., an Apache pilot and CW3 Max Merideth (back...

  • AL ASAD, Iraq - The sun rises above an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter from Task Force 227, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, as it sits dormant on the flight line Feb. 18.

    AL ASAD, Iraq - The sun rises above an AH-64D...

    AL ASAD, Iraq - The sun rises above an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter from Task Force 227, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, as it sits dormant on the flight line Feb. 18.

  • AL ASAD, Iraq - During an air assault cold load training class Feb. 18, Spc. Matthew Sloan (left), from Lebanon, Ind., a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief in Company A, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, explains to Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team (Advise and Assist), 82nd Airborne Division, USD-C, on proper procedures for exiting a Black Hawk once it lands for an air assault. Task Force 227 is a small detachment from the 1st ACB that supports various air operations out of Al Asad.

    AL ASAD, Iraq - During an air assault cold load...

    AL ASAD, Iraq - During an air assault cold load training class Feb. 18, Spc. Matthew Sloan (left), from Lebanon, Ind., a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief in Company A, 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry...

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