Air-Ground Integration Training: Paratroopers train for any contingency

By Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 2/82 PAOSeptember 28, 2011

Cpt. Scott Hinz, commander of the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, explains the aircraft's direction of flight to a 1st Iraqi Army Division lieutenant during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. Forward observers assigned to C Co., 1-325th AIR, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed Apache helicopters to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. Hinz is a native of Monona, Wis.
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Cpt. Scott Hinz, commander of the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, explains the aircraft's direction of flight to a 1st Iraqi Army Division lieutenant during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. Forward observers assigned to C Co., 1-325th AIR, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed Apache helicopters to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. Hinz is a native of Monona, Wis. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
A 1st Iraqi Army Division soldier and Paratrooper with the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, watch as Apache helicopters fire on an objective on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. Forward observers assigned to the 2/82's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, conducted an air-ground integration training exercise. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province.
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A 1st Iraqi Army Division soldier and Paratrooper with the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, watch as Apache helicopters fire on an objective on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. Forward observers assigned to the 2/82's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, conducted an air-ground integration training exercise. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. 1st Class Julian Romo, a platoon sergeant assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, watches a target through binoculars during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. During the exercise, forward observers assigned to the 2/82's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed Apache helicopters to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. Romo is a native of Los Angeles, Calif.
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. 1st Class Julian Romo, a platoon sergeant assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, watches a target through binoculars during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. During the exercise, forward observers assigned to the 2/82's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed Apache helicopters to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. Romo is a native of Los Angeles, Calif. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Apache helicopter flies over Fallujah, Iraq, during an air-ground integration training exercise on Sept. 24. During the exercise, forward observers assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers with the from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed the aircraft to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province.
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Apache helicopter flies over Fallujah, Iraq, during an air-ground integration training exercise on Sept. 24. During the exercise, forward observers assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers with the from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed the aircraft to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Staff Sgt. Samuel Feldman, a section chief with the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, waits with binoculars in hand for an aircraft to fire on its target during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. During the exercise, forward observers assigned to the 2/82's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed an Apache helicopter to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. Feldman is a native of Mount Clemens, Mich.
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Staff Sgt. Samuel Feldman, a section chief with the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's A Battery, 2nd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, waits with binoculars in hand for an aircraft to fire on its target during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. During the exercise, forward observers assigned to the 2/82's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed an Apache helicopter to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. Feldman is a native of Mount Clemens, Mich. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Jason Gore (right), a truck driver assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, uses a radio to direct an Apache helicopter to fire in an objective during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. Gore is a native of Man, W.V.
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Jason Gore (right), a truck driver assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, uses a radio to direct an Apache helicopter to fire in an objective during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft in case they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. Gore is a native of Man, W.V. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Phillip Warren (left), a forward observer assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, covers the five steps of calling for fire with a 1st Iraqi Army Division lieutenant on Sept. 24. During an air-ground integration training exercise, C Co., 1-325th AIR forward observers and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed an Apache helicopter to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft incase they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province.  Warren is a native of Carlinville, Ill.
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Phillip Warren (left), a forward observer assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, covers the five steps of calling for fire with a 1st Iraqi Army Division lieutenant on Sept. 24. During an air-ground integration training exercise, C Co., 1-325th AIR forward observers and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed an Apache helicopter to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft incase they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. Warren is a native of Carlinville, Ill. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
An Apache helicopter flies overhead during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. During the exercise, forward observers assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed the aircraft to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft incase they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province.
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An Apache helicopter flies overhead during an air-ground integration training exercise on a range in Fallujah, Iraq, Sept. 24. During the exercise, forward observers assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division's C Co., 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, and truck drivers from the battalion's Forward Support Company, E Co., 407th Brigade Support Battalion, directed the aircraft to fire on an objective. This training familiarized the drivers with talking to the aircraft incase they have to call for fire to protect themselves on one of their many logistical convoys in the Anbar Province. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Kissta Feldner, 282 PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL