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  • Foreign Sales to Keep Apache, Chinook in Production for Decades

    10/15/2015 2:52:03 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    National Defense Magazine ^ | 10/13/2015 | Allyson Versprille
    Projected foreign military sales of AH-64 Apache attack helicopters and CH-47 Chinook cargo helicopters in conjunction with planned domestic buys are expected to keep the airplanes in production for decades, said Boeing and Army officials. "It’s easily safe to say that the Apache is going to be flying well into the 2060 timeframe," when you consider both domestic and international demand for the new E-model, said Mark Ballew, Boeing's head of business development for attack helicopters. According to Kim Smith, Boeing's vice president of attack helicopters, the company has delivered 217 Echo models and 87 of those have gone to...
  • Silverman: How Hick hides his left side

    10/01/2014 5:40:55 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 15 replies
    Complete Colorado ^ | 30 September 2014 | Craig Silverman
    Prior to its inevitable endorsement of the incumbent Democrat, the Denver Post produced profiles of Bob Beauprez and John Hickenlooper. The stories were interesting from start to finish. It was fascinating to read what was included, and what was not. Bob’s started with his faith in G-d. Hick’s started with his new stray dog. Hick’s profile ended with him attending the book signing event of his estranged wife, Helen Thorpe. Bob’s profile ended with words of love and devotion from his biggest fan, his wife Claudia Beauprez. Bob is described as a devout Catholic with limited exceptions regarding abortion. Neither...
  • Poll: Beauprez edges Hickenlooper, whose job approval ratings slide

    07/17/2014 9:57:37 AM PDT · by catnipman · 23 replies
    Longmont Times-Call ^ | 7/16/14 | Lynn Bartels
    Gov. John Hickenlooper's job approval ratings plunged in a new poll that shows Republican challenger Bob Beauprez beating the Democratic incumbent by 1 percentage point.
  • Climate trends don't back up alarmist claims: Guest opinion

    03/27/2014 8:40:20 AM PDT · by Twotone · 3 replies
    Oregon Live ^ | March 15, 2014 | Gordon J. Fulks
    Keeping score is an American sport. We want to know if our favorite baseball player has hit another home run or if our politicians really do as they promised or if the National Weather Service got the forecast correct. We cheer the winners and lament the losers. Its part of our competitive spirit and our success. The recent front page Oregonian article “Fall Chinook salmon run expected to be huge...” pointed out the enormous rebound of our local fisheries from the lows of a few years back to the record highs recently.
  • Military Photo of the Day

    12/15/2013 6:48:55 AM PST · by frankenMonkey · 15 replies
    MILPOD ^ | 15 Dec 2013 | MILPOD
    A CH-47 Chinook during a thunderstorm over the desert of Iraq, during the final drawdown of Operation New Dawn. Oct 2009.Photo by Eric Goulet, Battlefield Weather Forecaster.
  • BOMBSHELL: Was the downing of SEAL Team 6's CH-47 helicopter an inside job?

    05/10/2013 12:33:21 PM PDT · by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost · 79 replies
    May 10, 2013 | GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
    Fox News' Megan Kelly interviewed the parents of SEAL Team 6 member Aaron Vaughn who perished in the tragic crash of a CH-47 helicopter on August 06 2011 in Afghanistan. During this interview the Vaughs stated that this crash was a direct result of traitorous rules of engagement ordered by the Obama administration that have consistently proven deadly to our troops (It should be noted here that "Over Twice as Many U.S. Soldiers Have Died in Afghanistan Under Obama In 3 1/2 Years Than Did Under Bush in 8 Years..") Although the exact number of SEALs killed has been misstated...
  • Afghan Benghazi: Extortion 17, Betraying Seal Team 6

    05/28/2013 5:17:23 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 43 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 28, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    War On Terror: As in Benghazi, we still don't know the full story of the greatest single loss in Afghanistan and the largest SEAL loss ever — members of a renowned group outed by a loose-lipped vice president. It's not officially on the growing list of Obama administration scandals, but earlier this month families of Navy SEAL Team 6 members killed in a disastrous August 2011 shoot-down of a Chinook helicopter in Afghanistan gathered at the National Press Club asking for answers, calling for a congressional investigation and blaming their government for the tragedy, the indifference and the secrecy that...
  • Families say Muslim cleric disparaged dead Navy SEALS at their own funeral

    05/10/2013 3:24:53 AM PDT · by expat1000 · 47 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | may 9, 2013 | Patrick Howley
    Relatives of Navy SEALs who died when their helicopter was shot down in Afghanistan in August 2011 spoke at a press conference Thursday to condemn the Obama administration and claim that the U.S. military presented a Muslim cleric at the dead SEALs’ funeral who disparaged “sinners and infidels who are fodder for the hell fire.” FreedomWatch president Larry Klayman, the attorney representing the families, claimed at the press conference, which Republican Rep. Michelle Bachmann of Minnesota and former Florida Republican Rep. Allen West also attended, that the U.S. military presented an anti-American speaker at the SEALs’ 2011 funeral.
  • Slain Ambassador to Libya and Chinook Citizen, J. Christopher Stevens, Mourned by Chinook Tribe

    09/23/2012 8:07:45 PM PDT · by Rabin · 13 replies
    Indian Country Today ^ | September 14, 2012 | ICTMN Staff
    The death of J. Christopher Stevens, the 52-year old ambassador who was slain September 11 as Islamists attacked a U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya, has come to his home in Indian country. Stevens spoke English, Arabic, and French. He had fairly brokered Islamic factional disputes and conducted outreach efforts in Jerusalem, Cairo, Damascus and Riyadh. He was "widely regarded as one of the most effective American envoys to the Arab world; He was loved by everybody,” Ahmed al-Abbar, a Libyan opposition leader in the revolution that terminated Muhammad Abu al-Gaddafi. The Chinook Observer, shared statements from Ray Gardner, tribal chairman;...
  • DOD Identifies Service Members Killed In CH-47 Crash

    08/11/2011 9:19:24 AM PDT · by AnyStreetFL · 52 replies · 1+ views
    Department of Defense ^ | 08/11/2011 | DoD
    The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of 30 servicemembers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died Aug. 6 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed. The following sailors assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit were killed: Lt. Cmdr. (SEAL) Jonas B. Kelsall, 32, of Shreveport, La., Special Warfare Operator Master Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Louis J. Langlais, 44, of Santa Barbara, Calif., Special Warfare Operator Senior Chief Petty Officer (SEAL) Thomas A. Ratzlaff, 34, of Green Forest, Ark., Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician Senior Chief Petty Officer (Expeditionary Warfare...
  • Fights Break Out in Afghanistan as NATO Moves to Recover Downed Helicopter

    08/07/2011 4:10:37 PM PDT · by DBCJR · 45 replies ^ | Published August 07, 2011
    U.S. soldiers from the 2nd Brigade, 87th Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, secure the area after existing a Chinoonk helicopter, Helmand Province, southern Afghanistan, in this Sunday, June 18, 2006 file photo. Insurgents apparently shot down a U.S. military helicopter Saturday Aug. 6, 2011 similar to this one shown during fighting in eastern Afghanistan, killing 30 Americans, most of them belonging to the same elite Navy SEALs unit that killed Usama bin Laden, as well as seven Afghan commandos, U.S. officials said. An Afghan official says there is fighting in the area where a U.S. Army Chinook helicopter was apparently...
  • Hickenlooper on Obama: "100 percent community activist"

    10/29/2010 10:55:09 AM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    u tube ^ | October 26, 2010 | Whosaidyousaidtv
    The storybook romance of Colorado gubernatorial candidate John Hickenlooper and President Barack Obama. And why it matters...
  • Chinook Pilot takes a headshot, then flies the thing home

    10/16/2010 5:36:44 AM PDT · by Flavius · 15 replies · 1+ views
    sun ^ | 10/15/10 | sun
    link This guy is the definition of a Hero. The Chinook took multiple hits severing a hydraulic line and raking the fuselage and windscreens with rounds. The Sun reporter does well to keep his composure during the report, faced with the very real possibility of a crash and death.
  • Hickenlooper ought to reveal donations

    09/06/2010 9:30:22 AM PDT · by george76 · 3 replies
    The Denver Post ^ | 09/05/2010
    Voters deserve to know how much of John Hickenlooper's charity has been to political groups like the Chinook Fund. The protest group Re-create 68 was one of the biggest annoyances in the long run-up to Denver's hosting the 2008 Democratic National Convention. And now we find out that a non-profit the mayor of Denver helped establish years ago actually funded Re-create 68 as it tried to disrupt the mayor's greatest challengepulling off the DNC. The 2010 gubernatorial race just keeps getting stranger. Re-create 68 caused Denver officials months of headaches, and the group's over-the-top comments contributed to fears that cost...
  • A force to be reckoned with (Egyptian Air Force)

    08/09/2010 7:02:30 AM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 17 replies
    Arabian Aerospace ^ | 9 August 2010
    A force to be reckoned with Posted on 9 August 2010 in Defence The Egyptian Air Force (EAF) or Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya, is one of the largest air arms in the region and is also one of the longest established. Formed in 1930 as the Egyptian Army Air Force, it became fully independent in 1937. Initially it had close links with the British Royal Air Force and was primarily equipped with British-supplied aircraft. Spitfires gave way to Meteors and Vampires before the 1952 revolution, after which the new president, General Gamal Abdel Nasser, turned to the Soviet...
  • Attack helicopter evaluation trials likely in summer

    05/15/2010 6:50:22 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 428+ views
    The Hindu ^ | 5/15/2010 | K.V. Prasad
    With the Indian Air Force embarking on modernisation, the skies over different parts of the country will witness yet another high-profile test with evaluations of attack helicopters due to start this summer. Seeking to get off the mark, Boeing is fielding the AH-64D Apache helicopter for the trials, Dean Millsap, regional director, Asia Pacific International Business Development, told a group of visiting Indian journalists here. Mr. Millisap said an IAF team was due to arrive in the United States and thereafter dates for the trials in different weather conditions would be finalised. Boeing is among the international companies that responded...
  • Chinooks protected from IR missile threat

    04/15/2010 8:12:24 PM PDT · by ErnstStavroBlofeld · 2 replies · 319+ views
    UP! ^ | 4/16/2010 | UPI
    The effectiveness of a countermeasure system for the U.S. Army Chinook helicopter to defeat guided missiles was proven in battle, BAE Systems said. BAE said its Advanced Threat Infrared Countermeasures system has proved its worth in defeating infrared-guided missiles on the battlefield. ATIRCM uses lasers to protect the Chinook from missile attacks. A common missile warning system tells the system to emit a high-energy laser beam to defeat the infrared system on the incoming missile. Jim Crouch, general manager for protection solutions at BAE Systems, said ATIRCM is the best countermeasure system available for combat helicopters . "ATIRCM was put...
  • Use of Deadly Force Authorized Against Renegade Sea Lions

    03/10/2010 6:42:00 AM PST · by mattstat · 16 replies · 494+ views
    The deadliest force known to man—The Law of Unintended Consequences—has struck again. This time it has led to the deliberate slaughter of sea lions by armed agents of the U.S. Government. What happened was this: A dam was built in Bonneville, east of Portland, Oregon. As dams will, it created a barrier for both water and anything else that would otherwise traverse the river. This “anything else” included fish, like salmon. And not just any salmon, chinook salmon. See, chinook salmon are one of the lucky few species protected by a law meant to preserve their breed: The Endangered Species...
  • Chinook pilot shot between eyes flies on.

    03/05/2010 3:06:49 AM PST · by AussieJoe · 13 replies · 1,016+ views
    The Sun ^ | 5 march 2010 | DUNCAN LARCOMBE
    A HERO Chinook pilot was shot between the eyes by a Taliban bullet - but flew on and saved all 20 aboard. Flight Lieutenant Ian Fortune, 28, had flown in to pick up casualties as a firefight raged between American and Afghan forces and heavily-armed rebels near Garmsir in Helmand Province.... Read more:
  • World's heaviest man could need airlift to British hospital as he weighs 70st

    10/19/2009 8:36:59 PM PDT · by Saije · 56 replies · 2,287+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/19/2009 | Andrew Levy
    Doctors fighting to save the life of the world's heaviest man are considering calling in an RAF Chinook to move him 150 miles to a specialist centre that will treat him. Paul Mason, who weighs 70 stone, needs the help of weight-loss doctors and possible surgery to lose tens of stones. But the treatment will have to take place in Chichester, West Sussex, a considerable distance from his home in Ipswich. The Health Service has introduced a number of the specialist ambulances designed to transport massively overweight patients but it is not clear if one can be made available to...
  • PHOTO: Pixie Dust (Afghanistan war zone)

    08/10/2009 4:39:04 PM PDT · by jdfromny · 5 replies · 982+ views ^ | 8/6/09 | Michael Yon
    Thursday night, 06 August 2009 Afghanistan I made this photo last night in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. This Landing Zone is very dangerous. A few weeks ago, another helicopter was coming into this LZ and was shot down at the last minute, killing all passengers and crew. Two children on the ground also were killed. The sparks coming off the rotors occur when the helicopters land in hot, dusty conditions. The landing itself occurs in a dangerous "brownout." Brownout danger is compounded by the sparks which light up the dust and can confuse pilots who are wearing extremely sensitive nightvision goggles.
  • Chinook Makes First Overnight U.S. Ship Visit to Iraq

    03/25/2009 4:10:24 PM PDT · by SandRat · 2 replies · 357+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Lt. Nathan Christensen, USN
    UMM QASR, Iraq, March 25, 2009 – USS Chinook departed here today marking the first overnight port visit to Iraq by a U.S. ship. Navy Lt. Allen Maxwell, USS Chinook’s commanding officer, talks with senior Iraqi officers during a port visit to Umm Qasr, Iraq. Chinook departed Umm Qasr March 25, 2009, marking the first overnight port visit to Iraq by a U.S. Navy ship. U.S. Navy photo by Lt. Owen Morrissey   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. “The U.S. Navy has operated in the region for more than 60 years, and Chinook’s visit marks the first time...

    02/05/2009 7:14:52 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 16 replies · 2,259+ views
    CONCORD, N.H. - Abby didn't make for much of a witness at a New Hampshire Senate hearing. She just let out a quiet whimper, as lawmakers considered making Abby's breed the New Hampshire state dog. Abby is a Chinook. It's a cross between a husky and a farm dog, dating back to the 1920s. State Senators also heard from a group of seventh graders backing the measure. Thirteen-year-old Emma Benson told lawmakers the Chinook reflects a unique aspect of the state's history. The senators agree. The committee voted unanimously in the Chinook's favor.
  • Ex-Boeing employee is charged in vandalism case

    08/02/2008 5:18:39 AM PDT · by A.A. Cunningham · 25 replies · 266+ views
    Delco Times ^ | 1 August 2008 | Timothy Logue
    08/01/2008 Ex-Boeing employee is charged in vandalism case By: Timothy Logue , A former Boeing Co. aircraft mechanic is facing up to 10 years in prison and $500,000 in fines and restitution for severing a bundle of wires on a Chinook helicopter. Advertisement Matthew Kevin Montgomery of Trevose was formally charged Thursday with a felony count of willfully damaging property under contract to the federal government. Montgomery, 33, severed a "two-inch bundle of over 150 electrical wires running between the cockpit and body" of the $23.8 million helicopter, according to a federal charging document. Some of the wires were...
  • Salmon resurgence in Butte County

    05/26/2008 4:05:30 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 3 replies · 120+ views ^ | 5/26/08 | Peter Fimrite
    The salmon looked like shadows gliding silently beneath the surface of a pool between the foaming rapids of rugged Butte Creek. Suddenly, with a splash, a big glittering fish leaped out of the water, then another and another. The spring-run chinook were jumping this past week in the remote, forested gorge outside Chico. "This is the last best run of wild salmon in California," said Allen Harthorn, 56, the executive director of Friends of Butte Creek, who has been fighting for more than a decade to save the historic - and once sacred - spring run of chinook in this...
  • DoD: Chinook helicopters at Pa. plant vandalized

    05/15/2008 1:44:21 PM PDT · by kc8ukw · 19 replies · 693+ views
    The Mercury News ^ | May 15, 2008 | Randy Pennell
    RIDLEY PARK, Pa.—Two military helicopters were vandalized on the production line at a Boeing factory near Philadelphia, the Defense Department said Thursday as it offered a reward in the case. Federal officials were handing out fliers to workers at the Boeing Rotorcraft Systems plant listing a $5,000 reward in the damaging of the two H-47 Chinook helicopters. "We have determined that this was a deliberate act and not an accident," said Ken Maupin, resident agent in charge of the Philadelphia area office of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, at a news conference outside the plant.
  • RAF fury over Prince William's £30,000 helicopter stunt in Kate Middleton's backyard

    04/20/2008 12:11:54 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 129 replies · 145+ views
    Daily Mail ^ | 4/20/08 | BETH HALE
    The head of the RAF has 'erupted' with rage over revelations Prince William landed a £10million RAF helicopter in girlfriend Kate Middleton's backyard during a military exercise. Air Chief Marshal Sir Glenn Torpy is said to have been furious at the 'sheer stupidity' of the situation and demanded a 'line-by-line' explanation from subordinates. Details of the angry reaction emerged as the young royal came under fire for using a RAF Chinook for a second time to fit in a personal visit.
  • Weapons export arrest made in New York

    07/19/2007 7:08:29 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 6 replies · 700+ views
    Weapons export arrest made in New York By LARRY NEUMEISTER Associated Press Writer July 19, 2007 NEW YORK — A Pakistani national was arrested Thursday on allegations he illegally shipped weapons to Malaysia, including fighter jet parts likely to end up in Iran. Jilani Humayun, 59, was charged with 11 counts of violating the Arms Export Control Act, one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. The charges carry up to 150 years in prison upon conviction. In court papers, federal authorities said Humayun formed a company, Vash International Inc., in...
  • Afghan Children Start Field Trip on Chinook Helicopter

    07/31/2007 4:56:47 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 363+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Spc. Aubree Rundle
    A class of Afghan boys with Polish Army escorts boards a CH-47 Chinook helicopter look out the tail end of the aircraft at their country from nearly 10,000 feet during a field trip July 25. U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Aubree Rundle Afghan Children Start Field Trip on Chinook Helicopter Youth trip helps build Polish-Afghan relations. U.S. Army Spc. Aubree Rundle Task Force Pegasus Public Affairs FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, Afghanistan, July 31, 2007 — A class of nearly 20 young Afghan boys and their instructors took an unusual route for their class trip July 25. Escorted by members...
  • [WA]Hatchery program ends: Returning chinook killed before they spawn

    06/28/2007 5:48:27 PM PDT · by teacherwoes · 326+ views
    The Wenatchee World ^ | 6/28/07 | K.C. Mehaffey
    ENTIAT -- For the first time in decades, the adult spring Chinook salmon now returning to the Entiat National Fish Hatchery will not be spawned and reared as the next generation of Entiat River hatchery fish. Instead, the 575 salmon that returned to the hatchery by Monday were caught in nets, clubbed and given to American Indian tribes on the Colville and Spokane reservations to be used in ceremonies or as food for tribal members. Dozens more spring chinook are likely to return to the hatchery in the next week, and will also be given to the tribes, said Julie...
  • Military helicopter crashed in Afghanistan-NATO [seven soldiers dead]

    05/30/2007 12:03:08 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 42 replies · 2,486+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | May 30, 2007
    BRUSSELS, May 30 (Reuters) - A Chinook military helicopter has crashed in southern Afghanistan, a NATO official said on Wednesday, but he had no word on casualties. "I can confirm that," he said when asked about reports of a crash. "There are few details. It's a Chinook and it was in the south." The official at NATO headquarters in Brussels could not confirm whether the aircraft belonged to NATO or the U.S.-led coalition operating in Afghanistan.
  • India's air force may buy Boeing copters

    02/09/2007 1:29:16 AM PST · by CarrotAndStick · 330+ views
    BusinessWeek / AP ^ | February 9, 2007, 2:32AM EST | BusinessWeek
    Boeing Co. is negotiating the sale of 12 Chinook CH-47 military transport helicopters to India's air force, a senior company official said Friday. The cost of the aircraft plus support and training programs totals about US$600 million, said Dean Millsap, the Asia Pacific director of Boeing Integrated Business Development, a division of Chicago-based Boeing. "We have held unofficial meetings with the Indian Air Force officials, but haven't got anything in writing," Millsap said told reporters in Bangalore, according to Dow Jones newswires. Millsap, speaking on the sidelines of an air show in the southern Indian city of Bangalore, said the...
  • U.S. says checking reports helicopter down in Iraq [helicopter down]

    02/07/2007 1:20:58 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 46 replies · 1,717+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | February 7, 2007
    Excerpt - BAGHDAD, Feb 7 (Reuters) - The U.S. military said on Wednesday it was checking reports that a Chinook transport helicopter might have come down near Baghdad. Two witnesses in the area, just north of Baghdad, told Reuters they saw a Chinook helicopter come down amid gunfire from the ground. They said it was unclear if the helicopter had crashed or made an emergency landing. ~ snip ~
  • Army identifies crash victims (Special Ops Chinook)

    06/04/2006 9:41:03 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 10 replies · 631+ views
    The Moultrie Observer and AP ^ | 03 Jun 06 10:39 pm
    SAVANNAH, Ga. — Four Army special operations soldiers killed when their helicopter crashed in a rural Georgia field during a training flight were experienced and combat-tested aviators. They shared 31 years of combined service in the Army, as well as 22 deployments to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. One of the two pilots on board, Chief Warrant Officer Michael L. Wright, had earned two Bronze Stars and an Air Medal for Valor. The Army released the soldiers’ identities Saturday, two days after they died when their MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed and broke apart after clipping a wire on a...
  • Army crash kills 4

    06/02/2006 2:04:11 AM PDT · by leadpenny · 8 replies · 834+ views
    The Moultrie Observer ^ | June 01, 2006 11:15 pm | Lori Glenn
    One survivor after helicopter clips tower Lori Glenn DOERUN — Four Army soldiers died in a helicopter crash after it clipped a television transmitting tower early Thursday morning. Amazingly, a fifth crew member walked away from the wreckage. Just after 8 a.m., the MH-47 Chinook helicopter en route from Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah to Ft. Rucker, Ala., hit the WFXL tower just off Ga. Highway 270 east of Doerun during a routine training flight. The military has yet to confirm the cause of the accident. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center from Fort Rucker is investigating. All on board...
  • 10 Soldiers Killed Afghan Chopper Crash (May 5th, 2006)

    05/06/2006 2:26:12 AM PDT · by West Coast Conservative · 75 replies · 3,977+ views
    AP ^ | May 6, 2006 | JASON STRAZIUSO
    A U.S.-led coalition military transport helicopter crashed while conducting combat operations in eastern Afghanistan, killing all 10 soldiers on board, a U.S. military spokeswoman said Saturday. The CH-47 Chinook crashed late Friday while on a mission in support of Operation Mountain Lion, an offensive to root out Taliban and al-Qaida militants near the mountainous border with Pakistan. The crash was not the result of enemy fire, said Lt. Tamara D. Lawrence, a coalition spokeswoman. "The remains of all the 10 soldiers have been found and there are no survivors," she told The Associated Press. "There is no indication that the...
  • Coalition helicopter crashes in Afghanistan

    05/05/2006 9:21:09 PM PDT · by jmc1969 · 16 replies · 732+ views
    AP ^ | May 5 2006
    A CH-47 Chinook helicopter with nine coalition personnel aboard crashed late Friday during combat operations in Afghanistan’s Kunar province, a military spokeswoman said.
  • VANITY- Picture of Kennedy in a bathing suit being picked up by a Blackhawk? - VANITY

    04/07/2006 5:52:56 PM PDT · by definitelynotaliberal · 9 replies · 797+ views
    Looking for a picture of the Sen. Edward Kennedy (DUMass.)
  • Enemy Fire Caused Hard Landings of Two U.S. Helicopters

    12/05/2005 3:47:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 493+ views
    WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2005 – Initial reports indicate that hostile fire caused two CH-47 Chinook helicopters to make hard landings Dec. 4 in southern Afghanistan, officials reported today. Officials initially reported Dec. 4 that one heavily damaged helicopter made a hard landing north of Kandahar, wounding five American soldiers. The other Chinook made a hard landing at a forward operating base south of Tarin Kowt, in Uruzgan province, wounding an Afghan National Army soldier, officials noted. The Afghan soldier is in stable condition at a nearby U.S. military treatment facility. The five U.S. soldiers are also reported in stable condition...
  • Chinook crew rescues 100 head of cattle from levee (for Cowboys, Ranchers and animal lovers)

    09/28/2005 5:36:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 25 replies · 838+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 28, 2005 | Staff Sgt,. David Stobel
    “Be ready to see something you’ve never seen before in your life.” Kenneth Ortolano, a volunteer with the Plaquemines Parish Emergency Operations office, pointed out the windshield of a Michigan Army National Guard CH-47 Chinook helicopter. Below and coming up quick, the crew could see what was left of Venice, Louisiana. After hurricane Katrina, it wasn’t much. “Look at all the boats on the backside of the levee. That was a marina with a bunch of condos. See where the white truck is? That’s the end of the road. The barge is right over there.” The Chinook crew and New...
  • U.S. military copter crash kills 5 in Afghanistan

    09/25/2005 8:31:54 AM PDT · by SevenMinusOne · 4 replies · 295+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 9-25-05
    U.S. military copter crash kills 5 in Afghanistan Chinook does not appear to have been shot down, officials say - A U.S. Chinook helicopter crashed Sunday in remote mountains of southern Afghanistan, killing all five crew members on board, the U.S. military said. It did not appear to have been shot down. The CH-47 chopper was supporting military operations when it went down near Daychopan district in southern Zabul province, a military statement said. U.S. ground forces had reached the crash scene and were providing security for recovery operations Gulab Shah, a spokesman for Zabul’s governor, said there had been...
  • Chinook Helicopter Has Crashed in Afghanistan

    09/25/2005 12:18:42 AM PDT · by Names Ash Housewares · 66 replies · 3,217+ views
    Fox News ^ | Sunday, September 25, 2005
    KABUL, Afghanistan — U.S. military says a U.S. military Chinook helicopter has crashed in Afghanistan, killing all on board.
  • Afghanistan - U.S. officials reveal details of downing of helicopter and missing Navy SEALs

    07/06/2005 10:31:14 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 1,596+ views
    Associated Press | July 7, 2005
    The last radio contact was an urgent appeal for help. Night was falling, a rainstorm threatening, and four U.S. Navy SEAL commandos were surrounded by about a dozen militants in rugged, wooded mountains. They needed reinforcements. That hurried call set in motion a chain of events that would lead to the U.S. military's deadliest blow in Afghanistan, and the greatest loss of life ever for the elite force of SEALs. Nine days after the ambush and subsequent downing of a U.S. special forces helicopter with 16 troops aboard, U.S military officials in Kabul and Washington are starting to draw...
  • Navy Seal is Rescued in Afghanistan

    07/03/2005 5:25:56 PM PDT · by fso301 · 20 replies · 2,665+ views
    NYT ^ | Carlotta gall & Thom Shanker
    KABUL, Afghanistan, July 3 - One member of a four-man Navy Seal reconnaissance team has been rescued after his group were reported missing in a mountainous region of eastern Afghanistan last week, a senior Defense Department official said today.
  • Update: Rescuers try to reach downed helicopter (Afghanistan, CH-47)

    06/28/2005 10:52:37 AM PDT · by oolatec · 221 replies · 7,869+ views
    FOX News/CNN ^ | 6/28/2005 | Bret Baier, Nick Simeone, Paul Wagenseil/CNN
    <p>A U.S. CH-47 Chinook (search) military transport helicopter crashed in Afghanistan Tuesday, FOX News has learned.</p> <p>The chopper went down west of Asadabad (search), the capital of Konar (search) province, while bringing reinforcements into an area where U.S. forces have been fighting Taliban rebels.</p>
  • Boeing to Highlight 787, 777-200LR and KC-767A at Paris Air Show 2005 (June 13-15)

    06/03/2005 11:54:22 AM PDT · by Righty_McRight · 34 replies · 1,791+ views
    Boeing ^ | June 3, 2005
    Boeing to Highlight 787 Dreamliner, 777-200LR Worldliner and KC-767A Tanker Transport Aircraft at Paris Air Show 2005 CHICAGO, June 3, 2005 – The world’s longest-range passenger jet, the most advanced and capable tanker aircraft, and the aviation industry’s best-selling new airplane will be among the products featured by The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] at this year’s Paris Air Show, beginning June 13 at Le Bourget airfield outside Paris. “Boeing is entering the air show with tremendous momentum,” said Tod Hullin, Boeing senior vice president, Communications. “This is a company that’s on the move. Our financial performance has been strong, and...
  • Army unveils new modified Chinook helicopter

    05/12/2004 4:01:52 PM PDT · by 68skylark · 33 replies · 3,577+ views
    Army News Service ^ | May 11, 2004 | Kelly Tyler
    RIDLEY PARK, Pa. (Army News Service, May 11, 2004) — Army special operations forces received their first MH-47G Chinook helicopter during a rollout ceremony at aircraft manufacturer Boeing’s compound in Ridley Park, May 6. The military’s newest rotary-wing airframe, updated and better equipped than its Chinook predecessors, will be flown exclusively by the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), headquartered at Fort Campbell, Ky. To kick off the event, an older MH-47D model flew directly over the thousands of Boeing employees who had gathered to watch the ceremony. Landing nearby, the Chinook discharged its cargo of three special operations Soldiers...
  • Squadron conquers Afghan weather, terrain

    03/28/2004 5:41:18 PM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 13 replies · 217+ views
    Stars & Stripes ^ | March 28, 2004 | Jason Chudy
    Sunday, March 28, 2004 Squadron conquers Afghan weather, terrain By Jason Chudy, Stars and StripesEuropean edition, Sunday, March 28, 2004 Courtesy of U.S. Army A CH-47D Chinook flown by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Larry Murphy rests its rear wheels on a house during Operation Mountain Resolve in Nuristan Province, Nov. 10, as they re-supply troops. The rest of the Chinook crew was Chief Warrant Officer 4 Paul Barnes, Sgt. 1st Class Jim Duggan, Sgt. Brian Kilburn and Spc. Margaret Haydeck. Many of the areas where the Chinooks fly don't have traditional helicopter landing pads. Jason Chudy / S&S Staff Sgt....
  • The mighty, mighty sling load operation itself

    01/11/2004 8:01:47 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 2 replies · 195+ views
    CJTF7 ^ | Jan. 10, 2004 | Spc. Joshua Hutcheson
    CJTF-7 Public AffairsBAGHDAD, IraqRelease #040110bThe mighty, mighty sling load operation itselfMOSUL, Iraq – On a remote mountaintop in northern Iraq, 10 miles east of the town of Tall Afar, soldiers are getting ready to leave their outpost and join fellow soldiers in Mosul. They’re doing it the way soldiers in the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) have been doing it for years – by air. Soldiers from Bravo Company and Headquarters and Headquarters Company (HHC), 501st Signal Battalion, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) set up a retransmission site eight months ago on a mountain close to Highway One to boost...
  • '90 days... and counting down'

    12/30/2003 3:33:48 PM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 3 replies · 124+ views
    Seattle Times ^ | December 28, 2003 | Hal Bernton
    Editor's note: Reporter Hal Bernton and photographer Thomas James Hurst are spending a month in Iraq, reporting on the U.S. military campaign as well as the lives of Iraqi civilians. Today's dispatch is from an air base north of Baghdad. BALAD, Iraq — Rushing across central Iraq in a low-flying Chinook helicopter, Sgt. Rachel Green perches at the edge of an open tail ramp, a finger near the trigger of her M-60 machine gun. Her 150-pound frame is clad in some 50 pounds of gear — helmet, flight jacket and ballistic vest beefed up with ceramic plates. Like some exotic...