Army Aviation

Rising Thunder 21 Combined Hellfire Missile Shoot

An AH-64D helicopter assigned to 1st Battle Helicopter Unit, Japanese Ground Self Defense Force, launches a Hellfire missile down range at Yakima Training Center, Wash., on Dec. 6, 2021. The unit is conducting a combined shoot with 1-229th Attack Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, and the combined American and Japanese observation post as part of Exercise Rising Thunder 21. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Kyle Abraham, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade)