There are many different things that the United States Army is known for. One of the biggest things that they are known for is their superior use of helicopters in battle and in supply. They have been known to use everything from carrier helicopters to attack helicopters to complete specific missions. It is because of this that it is important that there are specialized crews working on each class of military helicopters.
What You Will Do
You will be assigned to a specific crew which specializes in the maintenance, repair and upkeep of a specific class of helicopters. In some cases, like those who maintain the Blackhawk, you specialize in a single type of helicopter. This helps you to have the specific knowledge of what the helicopter needs so that you can help keep it in the air as well as assist the aircrew in being able to fly the helicopter to the best of their abilities.
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Get the Training
To make sure that you are able to give the helicopter the perfect maintenance which will make sure that it will be able to stay in the air and perform missions, you will need the right training. You will go through basic combat training like all of the rest of the enlisted personnel. You will then go through specialized training which includes classroom and hands-on training to prepare you for a career which can last a lifetime.