Fire from the Sky: 82nd combat aviation brigade pilots engage in live-fire training qualification

A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow prepares to engage targets during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The 1,100-acre range has over 460 targets controlled by a team in the observation tower. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow prepares to engage targets during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The 1,100-acre range has over 460 targets controlled by a team in the observation tower. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow prepares to engage targets during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The 1,100-acre range has over 460 targets controlled by a team in the observation tower. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow prepares to engage targets during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The 1,100-acre range has over 460 targets controlled by a team in the observation tower. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

During an aerial gunnery range exercise, a U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow approaches the range qualification course during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 28, 2020. The more than 1,100-acre range had over 460 targets controlled by a team in the observation tower. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

During an aerial gunnery range exercise, a U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow moves down range during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 28, 2020. The exercise allows pilots to perform qualifications on the Apache’s weapons system and maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare ammunition and fuel for a U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The exercise allowed pilots to perform qualifications on the Apache’s weapons system and maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Justin Seaton and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Shawn Huebner, assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade receive feedback on their performance during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The exercise allowed pilots to perform qualifications on the Apache’s weapons system and maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare ammunition and fuel for a U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The FARP acts as a refueling and ammunition point for the range operations. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Sgt. Anthony Peck and Pvt. Treylon Mitchell, assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, load ammunition onto a U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The exercise allowed pilots to perform qualifications on the Apache’s weapons system and maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

A U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow prepares to take off during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The more than 1,100-acre range has over 460 targets controlled by a team in the observation tower. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Michael Trobaugh and Cpt. Shervon Dixon, assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, act as simulated ground force observers during an aerial gunnery range exercise at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The more than 1,100-acre range had over 460 targets controlled by a team in the observation tower. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Soldiers assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, load 2.75 inch rockets into a U.S. Army AH-64D Apache Longbow during an aerial gunnery at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 27, 2020. The exercise allowed pilots to perform qualifications on weapons systems and maintain mission readiness. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Joshua Cowden, 22nd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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