Air Cav offers Apache flight

By Sgt. Seandale Jackson, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public AffairsSeptember 14, 2009

CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Maj. Gen. James Hunt, deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, prepares for his first flight in an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter during his visit to 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, Sept. 11. Col. Douglas Gabram, from Cleveland, Ohio, commander, 1st ACB, wanted Hunt to get a better idea of an attack weapons team's capabilities by giving him hands-on experience from the air.
1 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Maj. Gen. James Hunt, deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, prepares for his first flight in an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter during his visit to 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, Sept. 11. Col. Douglas Gabram, from Cleveland, Ohio, commander, 1st ACB, wanted Hunt to get a better idea of an attack weapons team's capabilities by giving him hands-on experience from the air. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs.) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Sgt. Marilyn C. Ortega (left), from Houston, the aviation life support equipment noncommissioned officer in charge for 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, assists Maj. Gen. James Hunt (right), deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, with his flight gear just prior to his tour of "First Attack's" area of operation and his very first flight in an AH64-D Apache attack helicopter. The flight is meant to give Hunt a pilot's point-of-view to help him better understand the capabilities of the aircraft - an important part of the 1st ACB's mission.
2 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Sgt. Marilyn C. Ortega (left), from Houston, the aviation life support equipment noncommissioned officer in charge for 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, assists Maj. Gen. James Hunt (right), deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, with his flight gear just prior to his tour of "First Attack's" area of operation and his very first flight in an AH64-D Apache attack helicopter. The flight is meant to give Hunt a pilot's point-of-view to help him better understand the capabilities of the aircraft - an important part of the 1st ACB's mission. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Seandale Jackson, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Lt. Col. Charles Dalcourt (left), from Baton Rouge, La., commander, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, shares with Maj. Gen. James Hunt (right), deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, the details of his Tactical Operations Center and the capabilities "First Attack" has for monitoring and communicating with their aircraft. Shortly after, Hunt moved to the flight line for a tour of 1-227th's area of operations and his very first flight in an AH64-D Apache attack helicopter, Sept. 11.
3 / 3 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Lt. Col. Charles Dalcourt (left), from Baton Rouge, La., commander, 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, shares with Maj. Gen. James Hunt (right), deputy commanding general, Multi-National Corps - Iraq, the details of his Tactical Operations Center and the capabilities "First Attack" has for monitoring and communicating with their aircraft. Shortly after, Hunt moved to the flight line for a tour of 1-227th's area of operations and his very first flight in an AH64-D Apache attack helicopter, Sept. 11. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Seandale Jackson, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div. Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL