25th Combat Aviation Brigade flys SEAL divers

| July 5, 2013 | 0 Comments
KANEOHE BAY — Navy divers with the U.S. Navy SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Naval Special Warfare Group 3, climb up a caving ladder and into a CH-47F Chinook assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Avn. Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, during HELOCAST training with flight crews from the 25th CAB at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, here, June 18. (Photo by Capt. Richard Barker, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

KANEOHE BAY — Navy divers with the U.S. Navy SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Naval Special Warfare Group 3, climb up a caving ladder and into an Army UH 60 Black Hawk assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Avn. Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, during HELOCAST training with flight crews from the 25th CAB at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Kaneohe Bay, here, June 18. (Photo by Capt. Richard Barker, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

Sgt. Daniel Schroeder, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay — Flight crews from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted training with Navy divers, June 18.

Divers from the Air, Land Delivery Vehicle Team One, Naval Special Warfare Group 3 (NSWG 3), practiced being extracted and inserted using Army CH-47F Chinook and UH-60 Black Hawk.

KANEOHE BAY — Navy divers with the U.S. Navy SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Naval Special Warfare Group 3, dangle from the Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction (SPIE) rope attached to an UH-60 Black Hawk assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Avn. Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, during SPIE training with flight crews from the 25th CAB at Marine Corps Base Hawaii,  here, June 18. (Photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

KANEOHE BAY — Navy divers with the U.S. Navy SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Naval Special Warfare Group 3, dangle from the Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction (SPIE) rope attached to an UH-60 Black Hawk assigned to 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Avn. Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, during SPIE training with flight crews from the 25th CAB at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, here, June 18. (Photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

“Some of the techniques covered were rappelling, HELOCAST, SPIE, and caving ladder over land and water,” said Chief Warrant Officer 3 Charlie Mock, UH-60 instructor pilot, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 25th Avn. Regt., 25th CAB.

Helocasting is an airborne technique used by small units using helicopters for diving .

“The training was great,” said Sascha Lansen, parachute rigger 1 and a rappel master with Logistics and Support Unit 3, NSWG 3. “By training with the Army, our divers are now qualified to conduct missions from different types of helicopters.”

In addition to the divers being trained, CAB instructor pilots from 2nd Bn. and 3rd Bn., 25th Avn. Regt., are qualified to conduct these types of missions and training for their companies.

KANEOHE BAY — Navy divers with the U.S. Navy SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Naval Special Warfare Group 3, jump into the water during HELOCAST training with flight crews from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, here, June 18. (Photo by Capt. Richard Barker, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

KANEOHE BAY — Navy divers with the U.S. Navy SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team 1, Naval Special Warfare Group 3, jump into the water during HELOCAST training with flight crews from the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th Infantry Division, at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, here, June 18. (Photo by Capt. Richard Barker, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division)

“The SEAL team was very supportive during the training,” said Mock.“This training allows us to broaden the support we can offer to other units. The CAB looks forward to future training opportunities with Army units and other services in order to improve and maintain its capabilities.”

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