2006 Photo Contest Winners

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1st Place - "Night Ops Sherpa" by CW4 David D. Guffy
D Company of the 126th AVN Regt (RI, IN and PA), Indiana Army National Guard, Shelbyville, Ind. Dec. 21, 2006, Balad Airbase, Iraq
A C-23 Sherpa from Co. I, 185th Avn. Regt., Mississippi ARNG, awaits her crew for another night mission in Iraq.
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2nd Place - "After 9" by PFC Michael A Nowak
Co. C, 3rd Bn., 25th Avn. Regt., Forward Operating Base Sykes, Iraq
Mid-January 2006, Fort Irwin, Calif.
A "first up" UH-60 medical evacuation helicopter launches into a setting sun on another simulated mission during a long and busy day of pre-deployment training at the National Training Center.
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3rd Place - "Big Duke" by CPT Frank Tedeschi
Co. B, 1st Bn., 104th Avn. Regt., Pennsylvania ARNG, Collegeville, Pa.
Jan. 28, 2006, over Kosovo
An AH-64A Apache heads south after taking off from Camp Bondsteel across a cold winter landscape on a mission in support of the Kosovo Stabilization Force.
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4th Place - "Welcome Home Daddy" by CPT Matthew R. Hamilton
Co. A, 1st Bn., 145th Avn. Regt., Fort Rucker, Ala.
Aug. 27, 2006, Fort Campbell, Ky.
The happy young daughter greets her daddy CW4 J.T. Snow upon his return with his unit from deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom IV.
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Honorable Mention - "Comanchero Crew Chief" by SSG Kevin L. Doheny
HHC, 159th Cbt. Avn. Bde., Fort Campbell, Ky.
April 8, 2006, over central Iraq
UH-60 crew chief SPC James Gray with Co. A "Comanchero," 4th Bn., 101st Avn. Regt., mans his machinegun and watches for anything unordinary during a mission outside of the Baghdad area.
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Honorable Mention - "By Dawns Early Light" by SFC Lisa Marie Duncan
Det. 1, Co. B, 3rd Bn., 238th Avn. Regt. (GSAB), Michigan ARNG, Grand Ledge, Mich.
Aug. 7, 2006, Camp Grayling, Mich.
An eerie morning sunrise on the day of the last UH-1H flight for the Michigan ARNG.
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Honorable Mention - "Let There Be Light" by CW5 Mark W. Grapin
HHC, 63rd Avn. Group (Theater Avn. Bde.), Kentucky ARNG, Frankfurt, Ky.
Feb. 17, 2006, Kuwait
Dawn's early light reflects off a thin cloud layer as the sun rises between a row of AH-64D Longbow helicopters on Udairi Army Airfield.
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Honorable Mention - "Iron Triangle 057" by CW2 William H. Murray
HHC, 101st Cbt. Avn. Bde, Fort Campbell, Ky.
May 9, 2006, Muthanna Province, Iraq
In support of Operation Iron Triangle, a CH-47 from 6th Bn., 101st Avn. Regt., takes off the Muthanna Chemical Complex after dropping off Soldiers.
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Honorable Mention - "Night Mission Briefing" by SGT Susan M. Redwine
HHC, 159th Cbt. Avn. Bde., Fort Campbell, Ky.
Jan. 14, 2006, Logistical Support Area Anaconda, Iraq
A Co. B, 7th Bn., 101st Avn. Regt. pilot conducts pre-flight checks in the cockpit of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for a night mission to Taji and other locations across Iraq.
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Honorable Mention - "Grand Canyon Chopper" by SSG Clint A. Wilson
Co. A, 3rd Bn., 126th Avn. Regt., Massachusetts ARNG, Camp Edwards, Mass.
June 12, 2006, Grand Canyon, Ariz.
A crew chief marvels at the sight and size of the Grand Canyon as two UH-60 helicopters return from Fort Lewis, Wash. to Otis Air National Guard Base, Mass.
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Honorable Mention - "Early Morning Surprise" by SSG Anthony W. Ettleman
Co. D, 2nd Bn., 25th Avn. Regt., Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq
Dec. 15, 2006, COB Speicher, Iraq
Sunlight glows on the clouds before it crests the horizon as a UH-60 Black Hawk returns to COB Speicher after flying an early morning mission.
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Honorable Mention - "Calming Havoc" by 1LT Dabney A. Clifton
Co. F, 3rd BN., 159th Avn. Regt., Task Force Eagle, Camp Bondsteel
Dec. 8, 2006, over Kosovo
The view from the cockpit of an AH-64D after flying through some bad weather in Kosovo, fog rolls in while about thirty minutes out from landing at Camp Bondsteel.
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