U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Stephanie Rose sits in an Apache attack helicopter
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Leonard Pearson checks his navigation instruments before going on a mission aboard a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter from Forward Operating Base Diamondback near Mosul, Iraq, Oct. 21, 2009. Pearson is assigned to Company C, 3rd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, Forward Support Medevac Team.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryan Crumpler with the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade shares a last kiss with his wife Jill moments before boarding a bus to begin his journey to Afghanistan for a year-long deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt Donna Davis, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officers 2 Jake Finn, left, and Mike Black prepare the cockpit of a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter before a personnel movement mission on Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2013. Finn and Black, pilots, are assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon.
During a burial service for U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia S. Ramirez, Brigadier Gen. Charles Flynn (left) presents the American flag that covered her casket to Ramirez's husband, U.S. Army Special Forces (Green Berets) Sgt. Jesse Belbeck at Arlington National Cemetery, on September 26, 2012 in Arlington, Virginia.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul J. Flynn Died August 22, 2007 Serving During Operation Iraqi Freedom 28, of Whitsett, N.C.; assigned to the 4th Squadron, 6th U.S. Air Cavalry Regiment, Fort Lewis, Wash.; died Aug. 22 in Multaka, Iraq, of injuries sustained when his helicopter crashed.
Army Chief Warrant Officer 5 Curtis S. Reagan Died March 29, 2013 Serving During Operation Enduring Freedom 43, of Summerville, S.C.; assigned to 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.;�died March 29 in Kandahar, Afghanistan, from a noncombat illness.
U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Michael Lennon pulls the lanyard to fire a D-30 howitzer during a test at the Kabul Military Training Center in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Jan. 6, 2013. The firing of the howitzer is the last test after being refurbished in Afghanistan. Lennon is assigned to the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan at Camp Eggers in Kabul. DoD photo by Petty Officer 2nd Class Kleynia R. McKnight
September 18, 2013: Chief Warrant Officer 4 Mike Eger, left, and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Troy Parmley, both pilots with the Colorado Nationa...
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Thalia Ramirez. Ramirez was killed when her OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan Sept. 5, 2012