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Infantry Soldiers Conduct Air Assault in Kandahar Province
Submitted by FMP on Tue, 2009-09-01 03:41
Infantry Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division rush a mountain to a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during a deliberate operation in Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The operation was conducted to disrupt insurgent communication.Photo by Sgt. AUBREE RUNDLETwo Black Hawk helicopters from the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade supported the deliberate operation by inserting and extracting the troops along harsh terrain by method of two-wheel landings allowing the troops to dismount and execute their mission."Insertion of troops [by means of helicopters] allows ground forces freedom of maneuver in locations where harsh terrain is a factor," said Capt. Joe Daigle, commander of Company C, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade and pilot supporting the operation. "We take these teams to their mission site, and pull them out safely, minimizing their time on the ground."