Where aircraft meet sea craft

By Maj. Fred West, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div.December 18, 2007

SHUAIBA PORT, Kuwait - An AH-64D Apache attack helicopter gets pulled onto the loading ramp of a U.S. Navy ship by Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry "Warrior" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and civilian contractors at Shuaiba Port, Kuwait, Dec. 15. Loading the Apaches onto the ship is the last step of many when transporting the aircraft from Iraq to the United States. Before the aircraft make it onto the ship, they have to be flown to Kuwait, taken apart, cleaned and then inspected by customs officials. Other aircraft were loaded up onto Air Force C-5 cargo planes and flown back to the States, said Little Valley, N.Y., native Chief Warrant Officer Scott Hahn, the mobility warrant officer for 1st ACB.
1 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SHUAIBA PORT, Kuwait - An AH-64D Apache attack helicopter gets pulled onto the loading ramp of a U.S. Navy ship by Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry "Warrior" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and civilian contractors at Shuaiba Port, Kuwait, Dec. 15. Loading the Apaches onto the ship is the last step of many when transporting the aircraft from Iraq to the United States. Before the aircraft make it onto the ship, they have to be flown to Kuwait, taken apart, cleaned and then inspected by customs officials. Other aircraft were loaded up onto Air Force C-5 cargo planes and flown back to the States, said Little Valley, N.Y., native Chief Warrant Officer Scott Hahn, the mobility warrant officer for 1st ACB. (Photo Credit: Maj. Fred West, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div.) VIEW ORIGINAL
SHUAIBA PORT, Kuwait - Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry "Warrior" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and civilian contractors load up AH-64D Apache attack helicopters onto a U.S. Navy ship at Shuaiba Port, Kuwait, Dec. 15. Loading the Apaches onto the ship is the last step of many when transporting the aircraft from Iraq to the United States. Before the aircraft make it onto the ship, they have to be flown to Kuwait, taken apart, cleaned and then inspected by customs officials, said Little Valley, N.Y., native Chief Warrant Officer Scott Hahn, the mobility warrant officer for 1st ACB.
2 / 2 Show Caption + Hide Caption – SHUAIBA PORT, Kuwait - Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry "Warrior" Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and civilian contractors load up AH-64D Apache attack helicopters onto a U.S. Navy ship at Shuaiba Port, Kuwait, Dec. 15. Loading the Apaches onto the ship is the last step of many when transporting the aircraft from Iraq to the United States. Before the aircraft make it onto the ship, they have to be flown to Kuwait, taken apart, cleaned and then inspected by customs officials, said Little Valley, N.Y., native Chief Warrant Officer Scott Hahn, the mobility warrant officer for 1st ACB. (Photo Credit: Maj. Fred West, 1st ACB, 1st Cav. Div.) VIEW ORIGINAL