Watching the Wheels

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes the flight line at Yakima Training Center, before a multi-ship flight back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night air assault training mission, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)
A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes the flight line at Yakima Training Center, before a multi-ship flight back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night air assault training mission, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes the flight line at Yakima Training Center, before a multi-ship flight back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night air assault training mission, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army Capt. Max Taylor, commander of C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, pilots a Black Hawk helicopter during a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)
U.S. Army Capt. Max Taylor, commander of C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, pilots a Black Hawk helicopter during a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes a sister Black Hawk helicopter during a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes a sister Black Hawk helicopter during a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes a sister Black Hawk helicopter during a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, fly over I Corps Headquarters, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes the flight line at Yakima Training Center, before a multi-ship flight back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare for take off on a Black Hawk helicopter, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault and multi-ship training mission, to and from from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes a sister Black Hawk helicopter during a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

Mount Rainier is visible beneath a full moon as U.S. Army pilots, and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, pilots a Black Hawk helicopter using night vision goggles during a multi-ship flight back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., from Yakima Training Center, on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted day and night notional air assault training, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes a sister Black Hawk helicopter during a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, observes the flight line at Yakima Training Center, before a multi-ship flight back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night air assault training mission, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts pre-flight maintenance on a Black Hawk helicopter, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army 2nd Lt. Loren Gish, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts pre-flight maintenance on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts post-flight maintenance on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts pre-flight maintenance on a Black Hawk helicopter, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight using night vision goggles, from Yakima Training Center back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight using night vision goggles from Yakima Training Center back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts pre-flight maintenance on a Black Hawk helicopter, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts pre-flight maintenance on a Black Hawk helicopter, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army Soldiers, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, prepare for take off on a Black Hawk helicopter, on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew conducted a night and day air assault and multi-ship training mission, to and from from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army Capt. Max Taylor, commander of C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, pilots a Black Hawk helicopter using night vision goggles during a multi-ship flight from Yakima Training Center back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted day and night notional air assault training, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight from Yakima Training Center back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a day and night notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army Capt. Max Taylor, commander of C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, pilots a Black Hawk helicopter using night vision goggles during a multi-ship flight from Yakima Training Center back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted day and night notional air assault training, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, pilots a Black Hawk helicopter using night vision goggles during a multi-ship flight from Yakima Training Center back to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted day and night notional air assault training, designed to challenge their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

A U.S. Army Soldier, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, crosses the flight line on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day air assault training mission, returning from Yakima Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

U.S. Army pilots and flight crew, assigned to C Co., 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, conduct a multi-ship flight from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., on June 4, 2020. The pilots, and flight crew, conducted a night and day notional air assault mission, designed to improve their planning abilities and technical knowledge. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adeline Witherspoon, 16 Combat Aviation Brigade)

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