Turning the Gears of War
Swatts, Darriel, Warrior - Citizen
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - "Never a mission missed or a mission delayed due to maintenance," proudly state the mechanics of Company D; 8th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 229th Aviation Regiment the Flying Tigers.
"It takes extremely leng boors and a ten of dedication to keep these birds [helicopters] flying," said Sgt. Scott Yoe, AH-64 Apache mechanic for the 8th Bn., 229th Avn. Regt. Flying Tigers, while working on an Apache. "We all are perfectionists here, and because of that our pilots have yet to miss or be late for a mission since we arrived here in Iraq."
The 8th Bn., 229th Avn. Regt. is an Army Reserve unit from Fort Knox, Ky., currently stationed in Camp Taji, Iraq. The …
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Publication information: Article title: Turning the Gears of War. Contributors: Swatts, Darriel - Author. Magazine title: Warrior - Citizen. Volume: 56. Issue: 3 Publication date: Summer 2011. Page number: 19+. © Superintendent of Documents, Department of the Army, Army Reserves 2008. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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