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The Vietnam War’s most iconic helicopter, the UH-1 Iroquois “Huey” was a ubiquitous transport and gunship which came to represent the conflict in the public’s imagination.

First introduced in the 1950s, the U.S. Army soon adopted the UH-1 helicopter for use in a variety of roles. Its original designation was "HU" for "helicopter, utility" (hence the sobriquet "HUey"), which was later changed to "UH" for "utility helicopter."

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The UH-1 and its variants were the backbone of the Army’s new airmobile doctrine and performed a variety of roles. These included close air support gunships, assault aircraft for infantrymen, basic transport functions, and "air ambulances" for medical evacuation.
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“My fellow citizens, at this hour, American and coalition forces are in the early stages of military operations to disarm Iraq, to free its people and to defend the world from grave danger.”
– Pres. G.W. Bush
On 19 MAR 2003, Pres. Bush declared Operation IRAQI FREEDOM (OIF), a U.S.-led invasion of Iraq with the goal of deposing Saddam Hussein’s decades-old despotic regime and eliminating its capacity to create or utilize weapons of mass destruction. #USArmy #TRADOC #IraqWar @USArmy
The U.S. Army’s involvement in OIF began on the night of 19 MAR, when the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR) attacked enemy border observation stations in the country’s southwest.
#ArmyAviation #Blackhawk #MilitaryHistory #OIF #OperationIraqiFreedom #WarOnTerror
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The U.S. Army's first aviation unit was established at a field near Texas City, Texas when Signal Corps Aeronautical Division Field Order Number 1 officially organized Headquarters 1st Aero Squadron (Provisional).

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Commanded by Signal Corps Captain Charles de Forest Chandler, the squadron had nine Curtis JN-2 and JN-3 airplanes, and was formed into two companies. The unit became permanent on 8 December 1913 with two companies consisting of eight aircraft each.

The men and their flying machines were assembled from several locations in the United States to form the 1st Aero Squadron and assigned to the 2d Division of an army assembling near Galveston and Texas City, Texas.

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ORBAT of the People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) Air Brigades. A 🧵
#PLAAF #PLA #ArmyAviation #China #Military #militaryhistory #fighteraircraft
1. The PLAAF reformed the command structure of its air formations in the late 2000s/early 2010s. It moved from a division-based to a brigade-based formation, essentially reducing the weight of the command structure by deleting one command level
2. In effect, the command structure changed from having a 7-tier (PLAAF HQ –MRAF HQ – command post – air division – air regiment – flight group – flight squadron) to a 6-tiered one (PLAAF HQ – Military Region Air Force HQ – Base – air brigade – flight group – flight squadron)
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Local media reports that the UAF troops from the territory of Ukraine launched a rocket at #Belgorod, which is a Russian city near the border with Ukr. It was reportedly shot down
Captured UAF Manpad and #NLAW in the #Kiev area ImageImageImageImage
The Rus Army captured a large UAF field camp in the #Kherson region with large quantities of supplies and equipment
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