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Old 13 June 2019, 06:28
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Hawkdrver, I am sorry for the loss of your brothers.

Rest In Peace, Warfighter's. Your Brothers have not forgotten.
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Old 13 June 2019, 06:46
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Hawkdriver- most don't realize that not only are our teammates important, but you build a relationship with the different aircraft and their 'personalities' as well. Here's the 'rest of the story' with that jinxed 60G...

Back in 2002, we had a HH-60G roll down Mt. Hood during a mountain recovery. This was widely publicized (footage is still on YouTube), and the aircraft was nicknamed "Snowball". It was then totally refurbished and placed back into service. When Portland eventually shut re-organized its aircraft resources, they were then sent to Davis Monthan AZ.

Fast forward to 2010, in Kandahar AFG. I'm a Portland PJ meeting up with our aircrews, and we start flying. Flying with the doors open and hanging halfway out of the Pave Hawk, we see a 'New Belgium Brewing' sticker on the inside panel next to the Gunner...

I thought it may be just a coincidence, but when we verified the tail number 89-26201, we couldn't believe it- it was Snowball, and once again, we were flying with her and our kneez in the breeze!

Our rotation was about up, and after months of flying even around Bastion, Spin Boldak, and Tarin Kowt, I can't recall a flight that was extremely extraordinary. Our incoming crew arrived, and after BSing with them and getting the younger ones up to speed, we rotated out. At least 2 of them were former students of mine, so it was a good reunion with the newby PJ's.

Within 2 weeks of their deployment, their Pave Hawk was shot down, and most know the details of that incident. What most do not know, is that the same aircraft that rolled down Mt. Hood in 2002, had been refurbished and placed back into service, the one that we had missed and were excited to get back into, was the one that took the RPG to the tail rotor. That aircraft just could not catch a break.

Here's to you, Pedro 66, and to you as well, Snowball.
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Could not have said it better, thank you Brother.

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Old 13 June 2019, 12:20
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Hawkdriver- most don't realize that not only are our teammates important, but you build a relationship with the different aircraft and their 'personalities' as well. Here's the 'rest of the story' with that jinxed 60G...

Back in 2002, we had a HH-60G roll down Mt. Hood during a mountain recovery. This was widely publicized (footage is still on YouTube), and the aircraft was nicknamed "Snowball". It was then totally refurbished and placed back into service. When Portland eventually shut re-organized its aircraft resources, they were then sent to Davis Monthan AZ.

Fast forward to 2010, in Kandahar AFG. I'm a Portland PJ meeting up with our aircrews, and we start flying. Flying with the doors open and hanging halfway out of the Pave Hawk, we see a 'New Belgium Brewing' sticker on the inside panel next to the Gunner...

I thought it may be just a coincidence, but when we verified the tail number 89-26201, we couldn't believe it- it was Snowball, and once again, we were flying with her and our kneez in the breeze!

Our rotation was about up, and after months of flying even around Bastion, Spin Boldak, and Tarin Kowt, I can't recall a flight that was extremely extraordinary. Our incoming crew arrived, and after BSing with them and getting the younger ones up to speed, we rotated out. At least 2 of them were former students of mine, so it was a good reunion with the newby PJ's.

Within 2 weeks of their deployment, their Pave Hawk was shot down, and most know the details of that incident. What most do not know, is that the same aircraft that rolled down Mt. Hood in 2002, had been refurbished and placed back into service, the one that we had missed and were excited to get back into, was the one that took the RPG to the tail rotor. That aircraft just could not catch a break.

Here's to you, Pedro 66, and to you as well, Snowball.
Thanks for sharing that.
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Old 15 June 2019, 17:47
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One year ago.

Rest easy, brothers. We will never forget you.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worl...e-mission.html
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Old 15 June 2019, 18:11
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Rest in peace Brothers.
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Old 16 June 2019, 17:54
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AFpj, great share, thank you.
RIP to those lost.
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Old 17 June 2019, 05:05
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RIP dudes, well done rescuers.
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