Longhorns Provide Critical Support Services

The Soldiers of Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lightning Horse, are the forward support element for their task force. The “Longhorns” provide motor pool maintenance, food service support and run two Forward Arming and Re-fueling Points for more than 405 Soldiers and civilians.

Credit: 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs, Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, February 17th, 2010

  • The first photo shows maintenance Soldiers from Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lightning Horse, loading a fuel tank onto a crane as they prepare to move it from their motor pool for installation.
  • The second photo shows two UH-60L Black Hawk helicopters being re-fueled.
  • The third photo shows Sgt. Frank Chavez, food services sergeant, Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lightning Horse, examining the front light of his tactical vehicle in the squadron’s motor pool at Contingency Operating Site Warrior.
  • The fourth photo shows Soldiers from Troop E, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lightning Horse, re-fueling and re-stocking an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter with hot fuel and ammunition.
  • The final photo shows troopers from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Task Force Lightning Horse, re-fueling an OH-58D Kiowa Warrior.

***Posted March 24th, 2010

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