PHOTOS: Raiders conduct Raven training at FOB Falcon

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1st BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div., MND-B

Fly by sight

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Sgt. 1st Class Tahir Hassan, aviation operations specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, navigates a RQ11-B Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle without using the device’s viewfinder during training Jan. 8 at Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad. Hasan hails from Los Angeles.

Wakeland

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – 1st Lt. Hunter Wakeland, platoon leader, personnel security detachment, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, launches a RQ11-B Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle during training Jan. 8 at Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad. Wakeland hails from Kennebunkport, Maine.

Hasan

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Sgt. 1st Class Tahir Hasan, aviation operations specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, attaches a nose piece to the body of a RQ11-B Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Jan. 8 at Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad. Hasan hails from Los Angeles.

Raven

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – A RQ11-B Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle awaits takeoff Jan. 8 at Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad’s Rashid district. Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, conducted training on the surveillance and reconnaissance aircraft to test wing variations.

Inspection

FORWARD OPERATING BASE FALCON, Iraq – Col. Ted Martin (left), commander of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, and Sgt. 1st Class Tahir Hasan, aviation operations specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div., complete a pre-flight inspection of a RQ11-B Raven Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Jan. 8 at Forward Operating Base Falcon in southern Baghdad’s Rashid district. Martin hails from Jacksonville Beach, Fla., and Hasan calls Los Angeles his home.

By Sgt. David Hodge

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