Topic: Brandon Oden
Written by Sgt. Duncan Brennan
101st Combat Aviation Brigade
Fort Irwin, CA – Aircraft are not the only things needing to be maintained in a combat aviation brigade. From the most junior to senior members, soldiering and life skills need to be in top shape just like the helicopters.
Should any of the aircraft get shot down or have mechanical difficulty and crash, the downed aircraft recovery team springs into action.
Staff Sgt. Justin Thompson, D Troop, Task Force Saber shops platoon sergeant, helps maneuver a OH-58 Kiowa helicopter inside a hangar at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, CA, Feb. 15th, 2012. (Photo by Sgt. Tracy Weeden)
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