On Saturday of this weekend's drill, while the country remembered 9-11, Echo Company was training for the next mission. The Echo fuelers set a a fueling point on Medina Ridge at Fort Indiantown Gap. Fox Company set up communications for the operation. Three Blackhawks came in for fuel just after lunch. I was waiting for a ride to the military-vehicles-only training area and missed the Blackhawks.
I did have a chance to watch a pair of Chinooks fly in from the east and head southwest into the sun after practicing flying into the refuel point. They did not refuel for reasons they never tell the guy with the camera. But it was fun to get another chance to get near the rotor blast of a Chinook and get pictures of the big birds flying off into the sun.