Joint aviators train IA air assaults

By Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-BOctober 19, 2009

CAMP TAJI, Iraq-An MI-17 Hip helicopter (left) from the Iraqi Air Force and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, drop off Soldiers from the  34th Iraqi Army Brigade, 9th IA Division, during a joint air assault training mission, here, Oct. 17. The exercise showed the Iraqi ground troopers the assets their aviation counterparts bring to the fight and to familiarize the IA Soldiers in air insertion techniques.
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-An MI-17 Hip helicopter (left) from the Iraqi Air Force and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, drop off Soldiers from the 34th Iraqi Army Brigade, 9th IA Division, during a joint air assault training mission, here, Oct. 17. The exercise showed the Iraqi ground troopers the assets their aviation counterparts bring to the fight and to familiarize the IA Soldiers in air insertion techniques. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Almost all is a blur as am Iraqi Soldier from the 34th Brigade, 9th Iraqi Division, charges out the back of an MI-17 Hip helicopter during a joint air assault training mission between the Iraqi Air Force, the Iraqi Army and the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, here, Oct 17.
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Almost all is a blur as am Iraqi Soldier from the 34th Brigade, 9th Iraqi Division, charges out the back of an MI-17 Hip helicopter during a joint air assault training mission between the Iraqi Air Force, the Iraqi Army and the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, here, Oct 17. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Soldiers from the 34th Iraqi Army Brigade, 9th IA Division, stay low and take defensive positions after being air inserted into a simulated battlefield by an MI-17 Hip helicopter (right) from the Iraqi air force and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, during a joint training mission, here, Oct. 17. The two different aircraft flew together in formation before assaulting the landing zone.
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Soldiers from the 34th Iraqi Army Brigade, 9th IA Division, stay low and take defensive positions after being air inserted into a simulated battlefield by an MI-17 Hip helicopter (right) from the Iraqi air force and a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Multi-National Division - Baghdad, during a joint training mission, here, Oct. 17. The two different aircraft flew together in formation before assaulting the landing zone. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq-After securing their simulated target, Iraqi Soldiers make their way back onto an Iraqi Air Force MI-17 Hip helicopter.  U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained the IA on properly entering and exiting a helicopter in a combat situation, here, Oct. 17.
4 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-After securing their simulated target, Iraqi Soldiers make their way back onto an Iraqi Air Force MI-17 Hip helicopter. U.S. Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained the IA on properly entering and exiting a helicopter in a combat situation, here, Oct. 17. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Not only did the Soldiers of the 34th Iraqi Army Brigade, 9th IA Division practice aerial insertions from their Iraqi Air Force helicopters, they also honed their skills jumping in and out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division,  during a joint training mission, here, Oct. 17. The U.S. Soldiers taught the IA troopers the proper techniques of loading and unloading during a combat situation.
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP TAJI, Iraq-Not only did the Soldiers of the 34th Iraqi Army Brigade, 9th IA Division practice aerial insertions from their Iraqi Air Force helicopters, they also honed their skills jumping in and out of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from 3rd Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, during a joint training mission, here, Oct. 17. The U.S. Soldiers taught the IA troopers the proper techniques of loading and unloading during a combat situation. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Travis Zielinski, 1st ACB PAO, 1st Cav. Div., MND-B) VIEW ORIGINAL

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