2-244th soldier gives thumbs-up after hoist
Photo Credit: Capt. Andrew Cochran
A Soldier with 2-244th Airfield Operations Battalion, Louisiana National Guard, gives a thumbs-up following his ascent on a jungle penetrator to a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter assigned to Task Force Gunfighters, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division during hoist training at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, Sept. 20, 2013. "Jungle penetrators," as forest penetrators are commonly called, earned the nickname in the jungles of Vietnam and are the primary means of extracting injured personnel when landing is impossible.
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