AH-64E Apaches to participate in RIMPAC, train with 25th CAB

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments
Photo by Capt. Jesse Paulsboe, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade  An AH-64 Apache rises from behind a hill during an exercise at Yakima, Wash.   A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance. Pictured here, an AH-64 Apache rises from behind a hill during a training exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash. The AH-64E Guardian replaces the AH-64D "Longbow" and integrates more powerful engines, improved rotor blade technology and advanced electronics.

Photo by Capt. Jesse Paulsboe, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade
An AH-64 Apache rises from behind a hill during an exercise at Yakima, Wash.
A new study by Army researchers looks at inserting carbon nanotubes into the structural design of helicopter rotor blades to improve performance. Pictured here, an AH-64 Apache rises from behind a hill during a training exercise at Yakima Training Center, Wash. The AH-64E Guardian replaces the AH-64D “Longbow” and integrates more powerful engines, improved rotor blade technology and advanced electronics.

25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Army AH-64E Guardian Apache helicopters are scheduled to conduct a training deployment to Hawaii, mid-June to mid-August, as part of the U.S. Navy’s Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) exercise, and to participate in additional training opportunities with the 25th Infantry Division.

Eight Apaches and approximately 40 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, based at Fort Carson, Colo., will take part in the world’s largest international maritime exercise and provide a unique capability in fostering the cooperative relationship with joint and international participants.

Although based in Colorado, the battalion is an organic unit within the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th ID, and this is an opportunity for the unit to train with its parent headquarters.

The AH-64s will travel the same FAA-approved routes flown by the 25th CAB’s current helicopters around the island of Oahu, to Barking Sands on Kauai and to the Pohakuloa Training Area on the Big Island. The movement is scheduled during daylight hours and is contingent on environmental conditions that may affect the arrival of the visiting Apaches into port.

The Army is dedicated to complying with all environmental standards, laws and requirements in the state of Hawaii. The Army initiated and completed a Record of Environmental Consideration that covers short-term, on-island and in-state Apache operations.

Apache on Display

An AH-64 will be on display during a welcoming celebration, hosted by the Pacific Aviation Museum Pearl Harbor, on Ford Island, today, 3-6 p.m. The public can view the aircraft and speak with the pilots.

Free shuttles from the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center will provide transportation for the community.

For more information, call 441-1007 or visit www.PacificAviationMuseum.org.

The Army is planning additional opportunities for public viewing of the helicopters. Call 656-6663 for questions regarding the Apaches and the training deployment.

To report concerns related to Army aviation activities, call the U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) Noise Concern Line at 656-3487.

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