LTG Charles D Luckey addresses concerns about the requirements for Ready Force X.
The 244th CAB helps mentor Iraqi Pilots
ERBIL, Iraq - An Italian Army crewmember looks out an NH-90 helicopter as it flies alongside an American UH-60 helicopter during a multinational flight movement near Erbil, Iraq, May 31, 2019.  The aircrafts’ primary missions are air movements and personnel recovery. Conducting multinational missions expands the Coalition lift capabilities, allowing the Coalition to circulate more passengers and cargo to sustain the fight. The Coalition remains united and determined in its mission to degrade and defeat Daesh, and continues to work with allies and partners to implement stabilization efforts (Photo by Task Force Griffon).
July 18, 2019 - U.S. Army Lt. Col. Natalie Nevins, 244th Combat Aviation Brigade Command Flight Surgeon, Task Force Warhawk, and her medical team traveled to the Iraqi Taji Airbase, Amber Zone, to mentor helicopter pilots from the Iraqi Army Aviation Squadron 55 unit, and demonstrate combat lifesaver and first aid skills June 17-20, 2019.

Multi-component soldiers unite, deliver aviation excellence
Sgt. Johnathan Kessel, an aviation component repairer (right) and Spc. James Chaffins, an aviation electrician both with the Kentucky Army National Guard’s 2nd Battalion, 147th Aviation Regiment, currently assigned to D Company, 8th Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment, 244th Combat Aviation Brigade, troubleshoot a suspected malfunctioning UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter warning light, June 26, 2019, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Luis Delgadillo).
July 10, 2019 - The job can be simple: follow scheduled maintenance intervals, get parts, perform service and when necessary; find what is broken and fix it. Layer in the high temperatures, blowing dust and the demands of supporting Task Force Warhawk’s roles in Operations Spartan Shield and Inherent Resolve, and the true maintenance mission for 244th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers begins to come into focus.

Black Hawk helicopter pilot interns with Army researchers
Researchers from the RDECOM Research Laboratory, the Army's Corporate Research Laboratory (ARL), recently partnered with Texas A&M University to work on artificial intelligence and machine learning as applied to material informatics (and genome). First Lt. Levi McClenny, a doctoral candidate in the university's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering and an active member of the U.S. Army Reserve serving as a platoon leader and Black Hawk helicopter pilot in an aviation battalion in Conroe, Texas, recently completed a two-week internship under the leadership of Dr. Mulugeta Haile (left) at the lab's Vehicle Technology Directorate at APG. (Photo Credit: U.S. Army)
Dec. 21, 2018 - Researchers from the U.S. Army Research, Development, and Engineering Command Research Laboratory, the Army's corporate research laboratory, recently partnered with Texas A&M University to work on artificial intelligence and machine learning as applied to material informatics (and genome).

MEDEVAC 101: Army Reserve Soldiers train on the fly
Soldiers from various units training in support of the Global Medic exercise at Fort Hunter Liggett, California, practice how to properly load a stretcher onto a HH-60M Blackhawk helicopter during a MEDEVAC 101 class, July 13.
July 18, 2018 - Standing in a desolate field, Spc. Ron Smith of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 175th Maintenance Company based out of Fort Jackson, South Carolina, watched with anticipation as two HH-60M MEDEVAC Blackhawk helicopters came to a landing spot a few-hundred feet away.

Urban assault course boosts morale
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Michael Mangan, a quartermaster and chemical equipment repairer with the 439th Quartermaster Company, 377th Theater Sustainment Command, clear a room during the shoot-house event at the 2018 U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, June 11, 2018. This year’s Best Warrior Competition will determine the top noncommissioned officer and junior enlisted Soldier who will represent the U.S. Army Reserve in the Department of the Army Best Warrior Competition later this year at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. Anshu Pandeya) (Released)
June 15, 2018 - The U.S. Army Reserve Best Warrior urban assault course not only challenged competitors physically and mentally, but it also served as a morale booster during the 2018 Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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