Pilots from A Company, 3rd Battalion, 142nd Attack Helicopter Company, N.Y. Army National Guard, and A Company, 3rd Battalion, 238th Command Aviation Company, Mich. Army National Guard, now both under the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, land during a deck landing qualification with UH-60 Blackhawks on the U.S.S. New Orleans (LPD-18) on Jan. 23, 2014, somewhere in the Arabian Gulf.
U.S. Army aviation assets and the U.S. Navy conduct joint-service littoral (near shore) training missions to build familiarity with each other’s equipment and procedures.
The 42nd CAB, N.Y. Army National Guard, is currently deployed to Kuwait in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (N.Y. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Harley Jelis/Released)