Operation: Angel Ascendant

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Staff Sgt. Wayne Payne, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, provides suppressive fire from an over-watch position during an air assault mission at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning and execution of the AASLT mission in order to validate the standard operating procedures of the battalion, enhance the units understanding of aviation capabilities, and solidify the relationship between the two Fort Irwin units.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Troopers assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment prepare a casualty to be medevac’d from the objective after capturing key terrain during an air assault raid at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning and execution of the AASLT mission in order to validate the standard operating procedures of the battalion, enhance the units understanding of aviation capabilities, and solidify the relationship between the two Fort Irwin units.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Spec. Travis Guilbault, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, provides over-watch of the objective during an air assault mission at the Fuldez Groud Control Station at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning and execution of the AASLT mission in order to validate the standard operating procedures of the battalion, enhance the units understanding of aviation capabilities, and solidify the relationship between the two Fort Irwin units.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Troopers assigned to the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment await liftoff of their UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, as they prepare to execute an air assault mission at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning and execution of the AASLT mission in order to validate the standard operating procedures of the battalion, enhance the units understanding of aviation capabilities, and solidify the relationship between the two Fort Irwin units.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

A fire-team assigned to Pale Horse Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, stack on the side of a building within the Fuldez Ground Control Station at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec 6, 2016. The team is preparing to clear a The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning and execution of the AASLT mission in order to validate the standard operating procedures of the battalion, enhance the units understanding of aviation capabilities, and solidify the relationship between the two Fort Irwin units.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

A team leader from Pale Horse Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, signals to his Soldiers that they are clear to advance on the Fuldez Ground Control Station at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning and execution of the AASLT mission in order to validate the standard operating procedures of the battalion, enhance the units understanding of aviation capabilities, and solidify the relationship between the two Fort Irwin units.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Pvt. Denis Munguia-Banos, Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, fires his M240B machine gun, providing suppressive fire during an air assault mission at the Fuldez Ground Control Station at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning and execution of the AASLT mission in order to validate the standard operating procedures of the battalion, enhance the units understanding of aviation capabilities, and solidify the relationship between the two Fort Irwin units.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Spec. Masua Tupai, Pale Horse Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, portraying the opposition force, fires his M240B machine gun at an incoming UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during an air assault mission at the Fuldez Ground Control Station at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning and execution of the AASLT mission in order to validate the standard operating procedures of the battalion, enhance the units understanding of aviation capabilities, and solidify the relationship between the two Fort Irwin units.
 

Army photograph by Pvt. Austin Anyzeski

Pfc. Dong Shin, Pale Horse Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, portraying the opposition force, prepares to fire his M4 carbine rifle during an air assault mission at the Fuldez Ground Control Station at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec 6, 2016. The Blackhorse Regiment partnered with the 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to conduct the planning and execution of the AASLT mission in order to validate the standard operating procedures of the battalion, enhance the units understanding of aviation capabilities, and solidify the relationship between the two Fort Irwin units.