Working through the night

By Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsAugust 19, 2009

CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Working through the night under utility lights, AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crew chiefs from 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division Baghdad, bring their equipment to the aircraft to conduct a main rotor head retorque, here, Aug. 13. For the 1st ACB, aviation operations take place around the clock - day and night.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Working through the night under utility lights, AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crew chiefs from 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division Baghdad, bring their equipment to the aircraft to conduct a main rotor head retorque, here, Aug. 13. For the 1st ACB, aviation operations take place around the clock - day and night. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Spc. Christian Pino (left), from San Diego, and Spc. Josh Ramsey, from Pomona, Miss., both AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crew chiefs in 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division Baghdad, suspend the gear shaft in the air, giving acces to internal components of the main rotor head on an Apache, to complete work for a main rotor head retorque, here, Aug. 13. A retorque is a maintenance procedure that ensures the bolts on a rotor head are securely fastened and ready for prolonged flight.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Spc. Christian Pino (left), from San Diego, and Spc. Josh Ramsey, from Pomona, Miss., both AH-64D Apache attack helicopter crew chiefs in 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division Baghdad, suspend the gear shaft in the air, giving acces to internal components of the main rotor head on an Apache, to complete work for a main rotor head retorque, here, Aug. 13. A retorque is a maintenance procedure that ensures the bolts on a rotor head are securely fastened and ready for prolonged flight. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL