A medical evacuation helicopter flown by Soldiers of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade lands as paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team secure the area, July 23, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The paratroopers were evacuating an insurgent who was wounded and required medical care. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Thomas Cieslak, Task Force 1-82 PAO)
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dylan Ferguson, a brigade aviation element officer with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, launches a Puma unmanned aerial vehicle June 25, 2012, Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. Ferguson uses the Puma for reconnaissance for troops on the ground. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, Task Force 1-82 PAO)
Soldiers from the Afghan National Army and Pathfinders from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade stand ready to hook up a 25 foot container sling load during the first ever Afghan Pathfinder Academy taught by Pathfinders from F/2-25th AVN, 25th CAB in Afghanistan, June 11.
Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, conduct sling-load operations during the Network Integration Evaluation 12.2 at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. on May 15, 2012. U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Jeanita C. Pisachubbe, HHC, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division.
Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal receives final instructions prior to flight simulations training, June 25, 2012 at Fort Rucker, Ala. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)