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US Military Rotorcraft: A Week in Photos

By S.L. Fuller | February 24, 2017
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For many understandable reasons, some U.S. military proceedings are kept under wraps. But lucky for lovers of rotorcraft, the U.S. Defense Dept. documents some of its aviation activities by way of photographs. Here's a glimpse of what U.S. military rotorcraft have been up to from Feb. 18 to Feb. 24:

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue emergency responders rappel from a helicopter during a hazardous material decontamination exercise on the Port of Miami, Fla. Feb 18, 2017.The exercise was led by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and U.S. Army North under the supervision of U.S. Northern Command and provided soldiers and first responders the unique experience of operating together in a major metropolitan city. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Cory D. Payne)

Flying Fire Drill

Miami-Dade Fire Rescue emergency responders rappel from a Bell Helicopter 412EP during a hazardous material decontamination exercise on the Port of Miami. The exercise was led by Miami-Dade Fire Rescue and U.S. Army North under the supervision of U.S. Northern Command and provided soldiers and first responders the unique experience of operating together in a major metropolitan city. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

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170218-N-GI441-098 MEDITERRANEAN SEA (Feb. 18, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter attached to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 picks up cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Brianna Bowens/Released)

Sea Hawk Provides Replenishment

A Sikorsky MH-60S Sea Hawk attached to the "Tridents" of Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron (HSC) 9 picks up cargo from the fast combat support ship USNS Supply (T-AOE 6) during a replenishment-at-sea. The George H.W. Bush Carrier Strike Group is conducting naval operations in the U.S. 6th Fleet area of operations in support of U.S. national security interests. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy

 

170220-N-WV703-036 SULU SEA (Feb. 20, 2017) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) identifies fishing vessels during routine operations in the Sulu Sea near the Balabac Strait. The Sea Hawk is a part of Coronado’s Surface Warfare mission package that makes the ship specifically well-equipped for maritime security, including counter-piracy operations. Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Amy M. Ressler/Released)

Operations in the Sulu

A Sikorsky MH-60S Sea Hawk embarked aboard the littoral combat ship USS Coronado (LCS 4) identifies fishing vessels during routine operations in the Sulu Sea near the Balabac Strait. The Sikorsky Sea Hawk is a part of Coronado’s Surface Warfare mission package that makes the ship specifically well-equipped for maritime security, including counter-piracy operations. Coronado is a fast and agile warship tailor-made to patrol the region's littorals and work hull-to-hull with partner navies, providing 7th Fleet with the flexible capabilities it needs now and in the future. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy

 

U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialst 1st Class Chris Williamson photographs a U.S. Army CH-47F helicopter as it lands on the amphibious dock transport ship USS Green Bay (LPD-20) during exercise Cobra Gold off the coast of Thailand, Feb 21, 2017. Cobra Gold is the largest theater security cooperation exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement in the region. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Chad M. Butler

Chinook Over the Rainbow

A U.S. Army Boeing CH-47F lands on the amphibious dock transport ship USS Green Bay (LPD-20) during exercise Cobra Gold off the coast of Thailand. Cobra Gold is the largest theater security cooperation exercise in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and is an integral part of the U.S. commitment to strengthen engagement in the region. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Navy

 

An Army AH-64 Apache helicopter is unloaded from an Air Mobility Command C-5M Galaxy at Ramstein Air Base, Germany, Feb. 22, 2017, in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. The four Apache helicopters that arrived are part of a larger contingent of helicopters and personnel comprising of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the European region. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Timothy Moore)

Operation Atlantic Resolve: Apache Deliveries

An Army Boeing AH-64 Apache  is unloaded from an Air Mobility Command Lockheed Martin C-5M Galaxy in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve. This delivery is part of a larger contingent of helicopters and personnel in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a U.S. commitment to maintaining peace and stability in the European region. Next month, a batch of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawks is expected to make its way to Latvia as part of the operation. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Air Force

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