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CW3 Chuck Macglothlin and his co-pilot sitting at a refueling point waiting to take on gas after a mission. In the background an AH-64 Apache attack helicopter flying as Macglothin's wingman also refuels..The pilots of Charlie and Bravo Troops 2nd Squadron 17th Cavalry Regiment - part of the 101sst Airborne Division - fly missions over the critically contested landscape of Kandahar in their OH-58 Kiowa Warrior scout-attack helicopters. Thinking of themselves as the "infantry of the sky," 2/17 CAV's mission is to fly low and fast over the battlefield relaying reconnaissance information to ground-bound troops - scanning for the enemy, looking for signs of IED placement, reporting on the movements and activities of civilians - and bringing their ship's rockets and machine-guns to bear on enemy fighters when they can be found..
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