• Belton, S.C., native Chief Warrant Officer 3 Russell Motes, an Apache pilot for 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, watches as Kenyon Crosby II jumps down from the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter after getting to sit inside the cockpit. The Apache was part of a static display at the Killeen Community Center during the City of Killeen Festival, April 26. Motes and other Apache pilots explained the many different buttons and controls in the cockpit to the kids. "The most common question from the kids was: 'How do you shoot the gun?'" Motes said with a laugh.

    Belton, S.C., native Chief Warrant Officer 3...

    Belton, S.C., native Chief Warrant Officer 3 Russell Motes, an Apache pilot for 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, watches as Kenyon Crosby II jumps down from the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter after...

  • Gulfport, Miss., native Kenyon Crosby (right), looks over at a car as Pembroke Pines, Fla., native Capt. Ryan Kelly, an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter pilot for 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, describes how the Apache helicopter's weapons system could destroy it in a combat situation. The Apache was on display at the Killeen Community Center during the City of Killeen Festival, April 26. "I didn't get to see any of this when I was in the Army, so it was a lot of fun (seeing the aircraft up close)," said Crosby.

    Gulfport, Miss., native Kenyon Crosby (right)...

    Gulfport, Miss., native Kenyon Crosby (right), looks over at a car as Pembroke Pines, Fla., native Capt. Ryan Kelly, an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter pilot for 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division...

  • Pilots from 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, talk to children and their parents about the capabilities of the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, during a static display at the Killeen Community Center in Killeen, Texas, April 26. "They see the aircraft flying over ... but when it's actually on the ground and you can actually interface with the community, it gives them a better understanding and maybe a better appreciation of what we do," said Belton, S.C., native Chief Warrant Officer 3 Russell Motes, an Apache pilot for 1-227th, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div.

    Pilots from 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation...

    Pilots from 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, talk to children and their parents about the capabilities of the AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, during a static display at the Killeen Community Center...

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