To “Train, Advise, and Assist” is the mission of the 721st AEAS. Training will be key to the success of the Iraqi air force: this slideshow highlights US and Iraqi air training activities by the 721st AEAS.
Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs, Balad, Iraq, March 2nd, 2010
- The first photo shows an Iraqi Mi-17 helicopter aerial gunner preparing to let passengers aboard an Mi-17 helicopter at Joint Base Balad, Iraq.
- The second photo shows Iraqi Mi-17 helicopter aerial gunner, Athier Fiaz, scanning the area during takeoff at Camp Taji, Iraq.
- The third and fifth photos show Iraqi air force members taking notes during a pre-mission crew brief at Camp Taji, Iraq.
- The fourth photo shows U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Ethan Masslow and Iraqi Air Force aerial gunner, AthierFiaz, preflight a PKM machine gun onboard an Mi-17 helicopter. Masslow is deployed from the 40th Helicopter Squadron, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana.
- The sixth photo shows Iraqi air force aerial gunner, Athier Fiaz, attaching a gun mount for a PKM machine gun on an Mi-17 helicopter before takeoff at Camp Taji, Iraq, March 2nd, 2010.
- And the final photo shows Iraqi Mi-17 helicopter aerial gunner, Athier Fiaz, preparing for takeoff at Camp Taji, Iraq.
***Posted March 22nd, 2010