Images: Air Cavalry hitches ride [Image 2 of 2]
Photo by Sgt. Travis Zielinski
Soldiers from 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, begin loading an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter on an Air Force C-17 Globemaster III, Robert Gray Army Airfield, Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 10. Loading of a single Apache on the C-17 requires the 4 main rotor blades, stabilator and all radio antennas to be removed from the helicopter. The Apache is being loaded onto the C-17 as training en route to Fort Irwin, Calif., for a month-long rotation at the National Training Center.