Navy sailor rides in an Seahawk helicopter from Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron 28 during rope suspension training with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 8 and EOD Training and Evaluation Unit 2 in Rota, Spain, on Jan.
PACIFIC OCEAN (May 3, 2013) An Explosive Ordnance Disposal Technician (EOD) prepares for a fast rope exercise aboard the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer Preble (DDG 88). Preble is currently on a Western Pacific deployment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Andrew Jandik/Released)
Eight years ago today, Pave Low helicopters took off for their final combat mission in Iraq. The the largest and most technologically advanced helicopter in the Air Force with a record dating back to the Vietnam War, was retired Sept.