Sep 27, 2006

Service members with Helicopter Support Team, Combat Logistics Battalion 1, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group (Forward), secure a damaged Black Hawk helicopter while engaged in a helicopter recover mission in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. The hand-picked, seven-member team is always on call. As soon as they hear the news of a downed helicopter, they gear up and go. The team?s primary mission is to lead planes down the runway and ensure they make it to their destination, but while on recovery operations, they have successfully rescued four helicopters since arriving here spring 2006. ?It is an adrenaline rush,? said Cpl. Levi M. Gubbels, 22, team leader of HST. ?It?s something that everyone in our (military occupational specialty) loves to do every single opportunity.?

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