Aviation Soldiers prepare for Operation New Dawn

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Photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment

Kentucky Guardsman Sgt. Russell Golden, 1204th Aviation Support Battalion, leads his fire team on a dismounted patrol as part of his unit's pre-mobilization training at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center in Greenville, Ky., June 16. The Kentucky Army National Guard's Pre-mobilization Training Assistance Element provided training for the 1204th ASB. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

Kentucky Guardsman Staff Sgt. George Stephens, PTAE instructor, explains the action required when assaulting an ambush position during field training on dismounted patrolling as part of pre-mobilization training for the 1204th Aviation Support Bn., June 17. The 1204th ASB deployment ceremony is Saturday, Aug. 27. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Aaron Hiler, 133rd Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)