Monday, December 17, 2007
The Iraqi Air Force in the News!
(AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)
The Associated Press took notice of the Iraqi Air Force flying over the Basra handover ceremony this weekend, and I couldn't be more proud. The Mi-17 in the photo is one of my babies I've been slaving over since deploying here in July.
The Iraqi Air Force performed brilliantly this weekend, accomplishing yet another milestone on the road to becoming a strong and independent Air Force for the people of Iraq.
H/T DJ Elliot over at The Long War Journal, which is unquestionably the best source for news and information on the Global War on Terror.
(AP Caption)"Iraqi soldiers wave their national flag from a military helicopter during a handover ceremony in Basra, Iraq's second-largest city, 550 kilometers (340 miles) southeast of Baghdad, Sunday Dec. 16, 2007. British forces formally handed over responsibility Sunday for the last region in Iraq under their control, marking the start of what Britain hopes will be a transition to a mission aimed at aiding the economy and providing jobs in an oil-rich region beset by militia infighting."
posted by El Capitan at 9:15 AM
Excellent work Tony. I imagine there were a lot of complex issues that you faced working on a Russian made helicopter.1:39 PM
I wish I were up in Al Taji turning wrenches with our Maintainers. Those guys are not only working on Russian helos, they're teaching the Iraqis how to do it.
I'm more of a Russian car salesman out here. I sell Russian goods using Iraqi money while overseeing US contractors.
At least that's one of my jobs.
Good job, Bud!9:35 PM
Well done, T. Another step in the right direction for everyone over there.11:48 AM