For an entire week in Latvia, parachutists caught countless gusts of wind, ropes were thrown from hovering helicopters and slammed into the ground below, and the sound of training scarcely stopped for the short pause between night and day. The U.S. Army’s aviation presence in the Baltics was doing what it does best, quickly and precisely putting boots on the ground.
Aviators from C Company, 2-10 Assault Helicopter Battalion, and B Company, 3-10 General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), provided air support to Latvian Special Operations Forces (SOF) Soldiers from May 15-19 to train jointly on paradrops and fast-roping techniques in Lielvarde, Latvia.
The week-long training focused on some of the most elite types of troop insertion operations, simultaneously giving crews from the brigade a chance to qualify their skills in preparation for future operations and further develop the interoperability being cultivated on a daily basis in the Baltics.
Source: DVIDS – News – 10th Combat Aviation Brigade and Latvian Special Operations Forces hone elite skills together