Saturday, June 11, 2005

Big Windy and Operation Celtics

Found this article (via Blackfive) about Big Windy's role in Operation Celtics:

Keying the radio, Kelly called to battalion headquarters at Jalalabad Airfield, where aviation assets from the U.S. Army's Company F, 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment -- known to troops as "Big Windy" -- were on standby to airlift bundles of civic aid.

Within minutes, Marines heard the heavy "thud-a-thud" of the CH-47 Chinook echoing through the valley. A U.S. Air Force controller working with the Marines popped a canister of green smoke to mark the landing zone and talked to the approaching Army pilot. Marines rushed into the blowing dust to pull bundles of supplies off the helicopter's back ramp.

There are some great pics of the Chinooks in action too.


Blogger katiedid said...

Love those pictures - thanks for the link!

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