Armament technicians work long nights to keep Apache helicopters in the fight

By Sgt. Felix AcevedoNovember 29, 2011

CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Sgt. Ben Davila, the armament maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge for Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, originally from Corpus Christi, Texas sits inside of an AH-64D Apache helicopter as Spc. Andrew Glickstein (left), an armament technician also assigned to Company D, TF Lobos, goes through fault troubleshooting procedures from a technical manual on a laptop computer Nov. 27. The Soldiers were troubleshooting a fault pertaining to the weapons system of the aircraft. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Felix Acevedo)
1 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Sgt. Ben Davila, the armament maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge for Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, originally from Corpus Christi, Texas sits inside of an AH-64D Apache helicopter as Spc. Andrew Glickstein (left), an armament technician also assigned to Company D, TF Lobos, goes through fault troubleshooting procedures from a technical manual on a laptop computer Nov. 27. The Soldiers were troubleshooting a fault pertaining to the weapons system of the aircraft. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Felix Acevedo) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Felix Acevedo) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Spc. Andrew Glickstein, an armament technician assigned to TF Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, originally from San Antonio, Texas, checks for continuity as he troubleshoots wires that are part of the weapons system of an AH-64D Apache helicopter Nov. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Felix Acevedo)
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Spc. Andrew Glickstein, an armament technician assigned to TF Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, originally from San Antonio, Texas, checks for continuity as he troubleshoots wires that are part of the weapons system of an AH-64D Apache helicopter Nov. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Felix Acevedo) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Felix Acevedo) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan " Armament technicians assigned to Company D, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division utilize the auxiliary power of an AH-64D Apache helicopter to troubleshoot a fault with the aircraft's weapons system Nov. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Felix Acevedo)
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan " Armament technicians assigned to Company D, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division utilize the auxiliary power of an AH-64D Apache helicopter to troubleshoot a fault with the aircraft's weapons system Nov. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Felix Acevedo) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Felix Acevedo) VIEW ORIGINAL
CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Sgt. Ben Davila, the armament maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge for Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, originally from Corpus Christi, Texas, works from the cockpit of an AH-64D Apache helicopter as he troubleshoots a fault pertaining to the aircraft's weapons system Nov. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Felix Acevedo)
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CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Sgt. Ben Davila (left), the armament maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge for Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, originally from Corpus Christi, Texas and Spc. Andrew Glickstein (right), an armament technician also assigned to Company D, TF Lobos, originally from San Antonio, Texas., troubleshoot the weapons system on a AH-64D Apache helicopter Nov. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Felix Acevedo)
5 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- Sgt. Ben Davila (left), the armament maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge for Company D, Task Force Lobos, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, originally from Corpus Christi, Texas and Spc. Andrew Glickstein (right), an armament technician also assigned to Company D, TF Lobos, originally from San Antonio, Texas., troubleshoot the weapons system on a AH-64D Apache helicopter Nov. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Felix Acevedo) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Felix Acevedo) VIEW ORIGINAL