Images: Iron Hawk 14 in Saudi Arabia [Image 12 of 12]
Photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis
U.S. Army soldiers from the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade load equipment to be transported back to Kuwait near the completion of Exercise Friendship and Iron Hawk 14, April 12, 2014, in Tabuk, Saudi Arabia.
Iron Hawk and Friendship 14 involved U.S. Army forces from the 42nd CAB, New York Army National Guard, and 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, and Saudi Arabian ground and aviation forces. Over weeks of practice the two militaries focused on improving their joint operating capabilities, integrating infantry, armor, and aviation assets from both countries in the final event April 13, 2014.
The 42nd CAB, composed of National Guardsmen from New York, Michigan, Delaware, Indiana, and Kentucky, and soldiers from 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, is currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, and conducts joint partnerships and exchanges with nations from across the region. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Harley Jelis/Released)