U.S. Army Pilots, British Navy Personnel Train in Arabian Gulf

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter flies past the Cardigan Bay, a British navy ship, during deck landing training as part of Spartan Kopis, an exercise in the Arabian Gulf, June 8, 2014. The exercise, which works on exchanges between the Cardigan Bay and helicopters assigned to the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, marks the first time U.S. Apaches served as eyes and ears for a Navy ship during an escalation of force exercise. The helicopter pilots are assigned to the U.S. Army's 1st Battalion, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade. 
 New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
  • British Navy Petty Officer Ian Walker gives the signal to lift off to a U.S. UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter from the deck of the Cardigan Bay, a British navy ship, in the Arabian Gulf, June 8, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
  • A U.S. AH-64 Apache helicopter lands on the deck of the Cardigan Bay, a British navy ship, in the Arabian Gulf, June 9, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
  • Paul William, foreground, a British navy steward, and U.S. Army Sgt. DeVellis Artis refuel an AH-64 Apache helicopter on the deck of the Cardigan Bay, a British navy ship, in the Arabian Gulf, June 9, 2014. Artis is a fueler assigned to the 1st Battalion, 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
  • Lloyd McLaughlin, foreground, a British navy steward, gives commands to a gunner during a joint exercise with U.S. Army helicopters and the U.S. Navy's USS Thunderbolt in the Arabian Gulf, June 9, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
  • A British marine links 30-mm ammunition for a live-fire exercise from the deck of the Cardigan Bay, a British navy ship, in the Arabian Gulf, June 10, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
  • A U.S. Apache helicopter lands on the deck of the Cardigan Bay, a British navy ship, after completing a live-fire mission in the Arabian Gulf, June 10, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
  • A British marine fires a gun as a fellow crewmember fires a 30-mm cannon 
during a live-fire exercise on the Cardigan Bay, a British navy ship, in the Arabian Gulf, June 10, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
  • A U.S. Apache helicopter fires its cannon during a live-fire exercise with the U.S. Navy's U.S.S. Thunderbolt and Cardigan Bay, a British navy ship, in the Arabian Gulf, June 10, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis
  • U.S. Army pilots and crew chiefs, and a British navy crew stand in front of a U.S. Apache helicopter for a group photograph after completing training from the deck of the Cardigan Bay, a British navy ship, in the Arabian Gulf, June 10, 2014. New York National Guard photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Harley Jelis