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2007 Photo Contest Winners

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1st Place - "Blue Star Night Mission" by SSG Derrick L. Mims
Co. D, 3rd Bn., 158th Avn. Regt., 12th Cbt. Avn. Bde, Germany
Nov. 27, 2007; Balad Airbase, Iraq
A pair of UH-60 crew chiefs from Co. A, 3-158th Avn., fireguard their aircraft during an engine run-up in preparation for a night air assault mission in Iraq.

2nd Place - "Sunset on Warrior" by CW3 Kyle R. Sylvester
Troop B, 3rd Sqdn., 17th Cav. Regt., 10th Cbt. Avn. Bde., Fort Drum, N.Y.
Sept. 26, 2007; Baghdad, Iraq
As the sun sets on the Iraqi western horizon, an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior from the 10th Cbt. Avn. Bde. makes the transition from daylight to night time reconnaissance

3rd Place - "Gunslingers in Ramadi" by 1LT Jeff P. Gaines
Co. A, 2nd Bn., 159th Avn. Regt., 12th Cbt. Avn. Bde, Germany
Sept. 14, 2007; Lake Habbaniyah, Iraq
An AH-64D Longbow from Co. A, 2-159th Avn., flies along the shore of Lake Habbaniyah – which measures nearly 70 square miles in area – south of Ramadi during a combat patrol.

4th Place - "Training Exercise" by SGT Bryanna R. Poulin
HHC, 25th Cbt. Avn. Bde., Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii
June 15, 2007; Tikrit, Iraq
Aircrews and aircraft from 2nd Bn., 25th Avn. Regt., provide supporting aerial covering fire for ground forces conducting a raid during a training exercise at Contingency Operating Base Speicher.

Honorable Mention - "Mountain Chinook" by 1LT Michael R. Garcia HHC, 11th Avn. Cmd., U.S. Army Reserve, Elizabethtown, Ky.
Aug. 28, 2007; Mount Rainier, Wash.
A CH-47D Chinook from Co. A, 5th Bn., 159th Avn. Regt. (USAR), rests on a ridgeline high up on Mount Rainier during training with the National Park rangers.

Honorable Mention - "On Patrol" by CW3 Kyle R. Sylvester
Troop B, 3rd Sqdn., 17th Cav. Regt., 10th Cbt. Avn. Bde., Fort Drum, N.Y.
Sept. 17, 2007; Baghdad, Iraq
An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior from the 10th Cbt. Avn. Bde. patrols over Baghdad, passing a colorful Mosque, illuminated with the last rays of a setting sun.

Honorable Mention - "Female Crew Chief" by SGT Bryanna R. Poulin
HHC, 25th Cbt. Avn. Bde., Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii
May 29, 2007; Tikrit, Iraq
SGT Jenell C Munson, a crew chief with Co. B, 2nd Bn., 25th Avn. Regt., performs a security watch out the left side of her UH-60 Black Hawk during a mission from Contingency Operating Base Speicher.

Honorable Mention - "MEDEVAC Evolution" by CW4 Raymond A. Quinones
National Training Center G3 Aviation, Fort Irwin, Calif.
Aug. 11, 2007; Fort Irwin
A new UH-72A Lakota medical evacuation helicopter, right, joins with a legacy UH-1H Iroquois, left, and a UH-60 Black Hawk to mark the evolution of the MEDEVAC helicopter.

Honorable Mention - "CH-47F Inbound" by Nick Van Valkenburgh
Cargo Helicopters Project Management Office, Redstone Arsenal, Ala.
June 3, 2007; Huntsville, Ala.
A new CH-47F model Chinook helicopter prepares to land in the Von Braun Center parking lot for the annual Cargo Helicopter Users conference.

Honorable Mention - "Burning River" by 1LT Dallas K. Austin
Troop C, 4th Sdqn., 6th Cav. Regt., Fort Lewis, Wash.
Sept. 18, 2007; Tikrit, Iraq
An OH-58D Kiowa Warrior recon team checks out an oil fire set by workers to get rid of the oil flowing into the Tigris River from an upstream leak at Bayji.

Honorable Mention - "Two on the Move" by CPT James C. Geddie
Air Ambulance Detachment, Fort Polk, La.
June 22, 2007; near Kabul, Afghanistan
A UH-60 Black Hawk pilot flies in an echelon left position with a sister ship on a medical evacuation mission in the mountains of Afghanistan.

Honorable Mention - "Mission Time" by CW2 David R. McNish Jr.
Co. A, 1st Bn., 82nd Avn. Regt., 82nd Cbt. Avn. Bde., Fort Bragg, N.C.
Jan. 26, 2007; Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq
A "RedWolf" crew chief salutes a departing AH-64D Longbow, part of an attack weapons team, as it heads out on a combat patrol over the town of Baquaba in the Diyala River Valley.
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