Friday, November 20, 2009

LAF and U.S. Helicopter Pilots Share Expertise in Week-long Seminar

Helicopter pilots from the U.S. Army met and worked with their counterparts from the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) November 8-13, 2009 as part of a seminar focusing on aviation operations with pilots from helicopter units. Pilots from the Third Army/ U.S. Army Central Command personnel and the LAF helicopter corps spent the week exchanging information during the seminar, which included formal presentations by both LAF and U.S. pilots. These presentations and the practical discussions that followed focused on aviation support of LAF ground units and Lebanese civilians during times of humanitarian crises.

The seminar was part of Third Army’s Theater Security Cooperation program which is intended to strengthen partner nation military capabilities, increase interoperability, and promote regional stability.