U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael McClain, assigned to Bravo Company, 4th Battalion (Attack/Reconnaissance), 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, discusses the AH-64 Apache Hellfire weapon system at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, July 30, 2020. The AH-64 Apache is a quick-reacting, airborne weapon system designed to fight and survive during the day, night, and in adverse weather. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Khalil Jenkins)
U.S. Army

AH-64 Apache class at Al Asad Air Base

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael McClain, assigned to Bravo Company, 4th Battalion (Attack/Reconnaissance), 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, discusses the AH-64 Apache Hellfire weapon system at Al Asad Air Base, Iraq, July 30, 2020. The AH-64 Apache is a quick-reacting, airborne weapon system designed to fight and survive during the day, night, and [Read More …]

An AH-64 Apache helicopter with the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade flies above horizon with U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 1st Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment, during the gunnery training in Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, July 16, 2020. The gunnery training concluded with the squadron’s table VIII and IX live-fire certifications. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. LaShic Patterson)
U.S. Army

1/2CR executes Apache gunnery training

An helicopter with the flies above horizon with U.S. Soldiers, assigned to the 1st Squadron, , during the gunnery training in , Germany, July 16, 2020. The gunnery training concluded with the squadron’s table VIII and IX live-fire certifications. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. LaShic Patterson)

Members of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps prepare a drill Hellfire missile for an Apache helicopter. Reservist helicopter ground crew are getting to grips with the British Army's potent Apache attack helicopter. Reservists soldiers from 6 Regiment Army Air Corps are working side-by-side with their regular counterparts in 3 Regiment Army Air Corps to maintain, refuel and rearm the Army’s Apache Attack Helicopter during a major training exercise held at the Stanford Training Area (STANTA). The reservists started their two-week stint on Exercise Talon Hydra with refresher training on the Apache at Wattisham Flying Station. They then moved out into the field, working on Forward Arming and Refuelling Points (FARPs) - the military equivalent of a Formula 1 pit stop - while living out on the STANTA Ranges in Norfolk. With its headquarters in Bury St Edmunds, 6 Regt AAC has detachments in Ipswich, Norwich, Luton, Milton Keynes, Portsmouth, Middle Wallop, Taunton and Yeovil. Its soldiers support regular Army units operating the Apache and Wildcat helicopters. For Wattisham-based 3 Regt AAC, the exercise is about training for its core role to provide an aviation deep manoeuvre battlegroup – made up of attack, reconnaissance and transport helicopters - to 3rd (UK) Division, the British Army’s high readiness warfighting division. Troops have been planning and executing long range strike missions by formations of up to four Apaches.
Ministry of Defence

AAC Reserves get to grips with the mighty Apache

Members of 6 Regiment Army Air Corps prepare a drill Hellfire missile for an Apache helicopter. Reservist helicopter ground crew are getting to grips with the British Army’s potent Apache attack helicopter. Reservists soldiers from 6 Regiment Army Air Corps are working side-by-side with their regular counterparts in 3 Regiment Army Air Corps to maintain, refuel and rearm the Army’s [Read More …]

An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from 1-3rd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade circles back to engage targets during aerial gunnery tables on Mar. 4, 2020. Crews conducted individual as well as advanced tables where two ships cooperate to eliminate targets. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Robert Fellingham)
U.S. Army

12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducts aerial gunnery

An AH-64 Apache attack helicopter from 1-3rd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade circles back to engage targets during aerial gunnery tables on Mar. 4, 2020. Crews conducted individual as well as advanced tables where two ships cooperate to eliminate targets. (U.S. Army photo by Maj. Robert Fellingham)

"Staggered Formation of Apache's over Germany" On May 19, 1-3rd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a battalion training flight of 18 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. The training mission was an opportunity for 1-3 ARB to conduct a training mission with the full battalion under realistic conditions. The objective area was far enough away to necessitate detailed planning at the company and platoon level. This was a great first step on a progressive training plan to execute collective training. Chinooks from 1-214th Aviation Regiment were also present during the training flight in support of the Attack Battalion. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt Justin Ashaw)
U.S. Army

A full Apache attack helicopter battalion trains over Bavaria

“Staggered Formation of Apache’s over Germany” On May 19, 1-3rd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a battalion training flight of 18 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. The training mission was an opportunity for 1-3 ARB to conduct a training mission with the full battalion under realistic conditions. The objective area was far enough away to necessitate detailed planning [Read More …]

Yesterday, 1-3rd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a battalion training flight of 18 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. The training mission was an opportunity for 1-3 ARB to conduct a training mission with the full battalion under realistic conditions. The objective area was far enough away to necessitate detailed planning at the company and platoon level. This was a great first step on a progressive training plan to execute collective training. (U.S. Army photos by MAJ Robert Fellingham)
U.S. Army

A full Apache attack helicopter battalion trains over Bavaria

Yesterday, 1-3rd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 12th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted a battalion training flight of 18 AH-64 Apache attack helicopters. The training mission was an opportunity for 1-3 ARB to conduct a training mission with the full battalion under realistic conditions. The objective area was far enough away to necessitate detailed planning at the company and platoon level. This was [Read More …]

Soldiers assigned to the Utah National Guard's 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, depart Army Aviation Support Facility in West Jordan, Utah, May 7, 2020. The battalion, comprised of three companies of AH-64 Apache helicopters and more than 300 soldiers, will provide combat air support to ground forces during the year-long deployment. (U.S. National Guard photo by Ileen Kennedy)
U.S. Army National Guard

Utah National Guard’s 1st Battalion Deploys During Pandemic

Soldiers assigned to the Utah National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation Regiment, depart Army Aviation Support Facility in West Jordan, Utah, May 7, 2020. The battalion, comprised of three companies of AH-64 Apache helicopters and more than 300 soldiers, will provide combat air support to ground forces during the year-long deployment. (U.S. National Guard photo by Ileen Kennedy)