Work resumes as holidays end

By Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsJanuary 13, 2009

Specialist Vladimir Ruiz from Chicago, a Soldier in Company D, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, performs the initial tightening to the retention nut on the main rotor head of an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, Jan. 5. This part gets its name because it is a major factor in keeping the rotor head attached to the aircraft while in flight. Installation of a new rotor head requires numerous man hours and a strong knowledge of the aircraft components, said Ruiz.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Specialist Vladimir Ruiz from Chicago, a Soldier in Company D, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, performs the initial tightening to the retention nut on the main rotor head of an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, Jan. 5. This part gets its name because it is a major factor in keeping the rotor head attached to the aircraft while in flight. Installation of a new rotor head requires numerous man hours and a strong knowledge of the aircraft components, said Ruiz. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
Heavy unscheduled maintenance starts off the New Year for these Soldiers in Company D, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Staff Sgt. Adam Parker (right) a native of Harker Heights, Texas, and Spc. Vladimir Ruiz (left) of Chicago, guide a new main rotor head onto the static mast of an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, Jan. 5.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Heavy unscheduled maintenance starts off the New Year for these Soldiers in Company D, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division. Staff Sgt. Adam Parker (right) a native of Harker Heights, Texas, and Spc. Vladimir Ruiz (left) of Chicago, guide a new main rotor head onto the static mast of an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter, Jan. 5. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL