29 Apr '17, 7am

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Trevor Ruth said he remembered how the helicopter inspired him, too

Long before Trevor Ruth put on an Army uniform, he saw his first helicopter at a school in Missouri. Ruth, at the time a youth counselor, saw the UH-60 Black Hawk land as he drove past the school. He pulled over into a parking lot and took photos. More than four years later, now-Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ruth had control of his Black Hawk as he eased it onto a grass field next to Albritton Middle School on Fort Bragg. Like his encounter years earlier, Ruth hoped the visit might inspire students' future careers. Ruth and other soldiers from the 2nd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, landed next to the school early Wednesday as part of a schoolwide celebration of flight tied into STEAM — or Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics — week and the Month of the Military Child. Laura Hussein, principal of Albritton, sai...

Full article: https://www.stripes.com/news/us/black-hawk-crew-lands-at-...

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