Maryland National Guard's Sgt. DaShaun Hood, a CH-47 "Chinook" crew chief with B Co, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation, monitors in-flight operations during a route familiarization exercise at the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The aviators join more than 5,000 Soldiers from other state Army National Guard units, active Army and Army Reserve troops as part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team task force. The Soldiers will hone their skills and practice integrating combat operations ranging from infantry troops engaging in close combat

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Maryland National Guard's Sgt. DaShaun Hood, a CH-47 "Chinook" crew chief with B Co, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation, monitors in-flight operations during a route familiarization exercise at the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The aviators join more than 5,000 Soldiers from other state Army National Guard units, active Army and Army Reserve troops as part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team task force. The Soldiers will hone their skills and practice integrating combat operations ranging from infantry troops engaging in close combat
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Maryland National Guard's Sgt. DaShaun Hood, a CH-47 "Chinook" crew chief with B Co, 3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation, monitors in-flight operations during a route familiarization exercise at the Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, Wednesday, July 13, 2016. The aviators join more than 5,000 Soldiers from other state Army National Guard units, active Army and Army Reserve troops as part of the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team task force. The Soldiers will hone their skills and practice integrating combat operations ranging from infantry troops engaging in close combat with the enemy to artillery and air strikes, July 9-30, 2016. U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Michael Davis.