The United Arab Emirates’ Special Operations Command has been training with the U.S. Navy on a sea base in the Persian Gulf. The USS Lewis B. Puller hosted UH-60M Black Hawk and CH-47F Chinook helicopters as well as foreign allied troops. Members from the UAE’s Air Force’s Group 18 practiced landing, taking off, and refueling the helicopters onboard the ship during different conditions and lighting. Navy Captain Michael Mosbruger, Puller’s commanding officer, has commented that the training improved capabilities on both sides and created a stronger bond between the two countries.
June 19, 2020