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US Military Rotorcraft: A Week in Photos

By S.L. Fuller | February 10, 2017
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Rotorcraft are constantly flying each and every week in support of the U.S. military. Check out these U.S. Defense Dept. photos to catch a glimpse of what the aircraft have been up to from Feb. 4 to 10.

 

170205-N-XT039-329 PHILIPPINE SEA (Feb. 5, 2017) An MV-22B Osprey, assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is conducting unit-level training to ensure warfighting readiness in preparation for a routine patrol in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Jesse Marquez Magallanes/Released)

Flying Tigers and Ospreys

A Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey, assigned to the Flying Tigers of Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 262, takes off from the flight deck of amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6). Bonhomme Richard is conducting unit-level training to ensure warfighting readiness in preparation for a routine patrol in support of security and stability in the Indo-Asia Pacific region. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy

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Family and friends gathered with nearly 100 Guardsmen from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), 149th Aviation Regiment, Oklahoma Army National Guard for a departure ceremony at Muldrow Army Heliport (Army Aviation Support Facility I) in Lexington, Oklahoma, Sunday. The GSAB is deploying three companies to the Middle East. They are comprised of aviators, maintainers and fuel technicians for CH-47 Chinook helicopters in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield. Having completed pre-mobilization training at Camp Gruber Training Center near Braggs, Oklahoma, the GSAB will move out to Fort Hood, Texas, for additional training before heading overseas. (U.S. Army National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Eric McDonough)

Bidding 'Farewell'

Family and friends gathered with nearly 100 Guardsmen from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion (GSAB), 149th Aviation Regiment, Oklahoma Army National Guard for a departure ceremony at Muldrow Army Heliport (Army Aviation Support Facility I) Feb. 5. The GSAB is deploying three companies to the Middle East. They are comprised of aviators, maintainers and fuel technicians for Boeing CH-47 Chinooks in support of Operation Inherent Resolve and Operation Spartan Shield. Having completed pre-mobilization training at Camp Gruber Training Center near Braggs, Oklahoma, the GSAB will move out to Fort Hood, Texas, for additional training before heading overseas. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army National Guard

 

Oklahoma Army National Guard aviators supported local firefighters in Amber, Oklahoma, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017. One Blackhawk helicopter with four crew members flying just over two hours, dropped 15 buckets with approximately 9,300 pounds of water on a fire that was located about one mile west of Amber. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Bruce)

1 Black Hawk, 9,300 lbs of Water

Oklahoma Army National Guard aviators supported local firefighters Wednesday. One Sikorsky Black Hawk with four crew members flying just more than two hours dropped 15 buckets with approximately 9,300 lb of water on a fire that was located about 1 mi west of Amber. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army National Guard

 

A crew chief with 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade mounts a M240B machine gun onto a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for qualification at an aerial gunnery training exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., Feb. 8. (Photo by Army Sgt. Steven Galimore)

Mount Up

FA crew chief with 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade mounts a M240B machine gun onto a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk for qualification at an aerial gunnery training exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic. Photo by Army Sgt. Steven Galimore

 

CH-47 Chinook helicopters assigned to 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade fly in close formation after completion of an aerial gunnery training exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic, N.C., Feb. 8. (Photo by Army Sgt. Steven Galimore)

Get in Formation

Boeing CH-47 Chinooks assigned to 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade fly in close formation after completion of an aerial gunnery training exercise at Marine Corps Outlying Field Atlantic. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Army

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