1st Place – “Black Thunder” by John M. Dibbs, Redmond, Washington, June 16, 2015; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington A mighty Guns-a-Go-Go MH-47 trains in the twilight near Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.
2nd Place – “Help Has Arrived” by Sergeant Jose D. Ramirez III, 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas, November 9, 2016; Fort Bliss, Texas Soldiers from 1st Armored Division’s Combat Aviation Brigade conduct 9-line medical evacuation (MEDEVAC) training at Fort Bliss, Texas.
3rd Place – “Approach into Diamond Head Crater,” by First Lieutenant Clayton C. Gorton, Company B, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii. November 5, 2015; Oahu, Hawaii.Company B “Knighthawks” make an early morning approach into Diamondhead Crater in support of the University of Hawaii Army Reserve Officer Training Corps ROTC) program.
4th Place – “Seoul Patrol” by Chief Warrant Officer Four Ammon M. Leung, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, Wheeler Army Airfield, Hawaii, March 19, 2015; Seoul, Republic of Korea. An OH-58D from 2-6 Cavalry conducts a flight through Seoul.
Honorable Mention – “Silent Threat” by Sergeant Shanyndoah L. Bowen, Company F, 1st Aviation Regiment, Fort Riley, Kansas, March 11, 2015; Kuwait. A Gray Eagle taxiing in following a successful mission in Kuwait.
Honorable Mention – “Lakota Low and Fast” by James S. Darcy, Airbus Group, Inc., Herndon, Virginia October 29, 2015; Columbus, Mississippi An Army UH-72A in training configuration makes a fast pass over the ground near Columbus, Mississippi.
Honorable Mention – “Total Cooperation” by John M. Dibbs, Redmond, Washington, June 16, 2015; Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington. A 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) MH-60 loaded with a Special Operations team orbits while being shadowed by a unit MH-4
Honorable Mention – “Northern Lights” by Captain Adam R. Lulay, Company C, 7th Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Salem, Oregon, May 13, 2015; Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, Canadian Forces Base Wainright, Alberta, Canada Aurora Borealis (Northern Lights)
Honorable Mention – “Pulling Pitch” by Ensign Antonio G. Moré, U.S. Navy Training Squadron Six (VT-6) “Shooters,” Naval Air Station Whiting Field, Florida September 17, 2015; Florala, Alabama Six UH-60L Black Hawks depart Florala Municipal Airport in formation as part of a student-led exercise.
Honorable Mention – “On the Move” by Kevin M. O’Brien, Sensors-Aerial Intelligence Project Office, Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, September 9, 2015; Somewhere over Illinois. The 20th Support Command Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and high-yield Explosives (CBRNE) Analytical & Remediation Activity (CARA) Aviation conducts a materiel movement in support of sensor testing at Dugway Proving Ground, Utah.
Honorable Mention – “On Arrival” by Sergeant Jose D. Ramirez III, 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texa, December 15, 2015; Fort Bliss, Texas. A CH-47 Chinook from 2nd Battalion, 501st Aviation Regiment flies over a group of air assault soldiers during a training exercise at Fort Bliss, Texas.
Honorable Mention – “Ghost Bird” by Captain Chase L. Roe, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Fort Drum, New York December 12, 2015; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.Walking out to pre-flight prior to the Army-Navy game.