On his first tour in Afghanistan he flies support on Search and Rescue missions. He is awarded a Silver Star on one such mission for valor.
After his first tour, he is assigned as an instructor pilot at Fort Rucker but finds he prefers flying combat mission and volunteers for re-deployment.
On his second tour he flies the AH64D Longbow chopper. He and his copilot/gunner fly the Longbow in support for extraction missions.