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Air Cav crew chiefs given chance to fly in Apache

An AH-64D Apache attack helicopter flown by Chief Warrant Officer 4 Frank Almeraz (left), from Albuquerque, N.M., the battalion standardization instructor pilot for 1st Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-Center, rises into the air Feb. 11 with Staff Sgt. Frank Reyes, from Houston, a crew chief in Company A, 1-227th, 1st ACB, in the front seat for the second time in his Army career.



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This work, Air Cav crew chiefs given chance to fly in Apache [Image 3 of 6], by 1LT Alun Thomas, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.11.2010

Date Posted:02.13.2010 02:36

Photo ID:250804

VIRIN:100211-A-#####-056

Resolution:2100x1391

Size:547.34 KB

Location:CAMP TAJI, IQGlobe

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