Iraqi airmen keep helicopter fleet flying
Tech. Sgt. Lee Everhart (left) and Iraqi air force Lt. Col. Auday Yasseu Yousif inspect the inside of a tail boom on a Mi-17 Hip helicopter Sept. 11 at Taji Air Base, Iraq. The Mi-17 had made a hard landing and struck its tail skid against the ground during a recent training mission, requiring close inspection of its tail section. Colonel Yousif is Iraqi air force Squadron 4 chief engineer. Sergeant Everhart, an Mi-17 air adviser with the 770th Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, is deployed from Robins Air Force Base, Ga. His hometown is Lexington, N.C.
U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Villanueva II
October 19, 2012
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