posted on Jun, 11 2013 @ 11:27 PM
Well I can say for sure that the "Yellow" markings on its side are most likely placards.
If the unit is going somewhere to train, they may have pyrotechnics and ammunition as well as blanks. I took an AMMO 67/68 handlers course and I know
that when you transport things of such nature, they need a yellow placard on at least all four sides of the vehicle, 4 ratchet straps per pallet,
usually 2 pallets per vehicle and all signed documents and information with you for permits in transported said materials.
The 1083A1s were probably transporting gear for the field and mission essential items needed for the mission including first aid.
In REAL ARMY, active duty military, we don't use temps or hire civies for "Insurgents". We use in-company personnel to play insurgents or more
correctly, "OP-4" and the soldiers who perform the mission are called "BLUE-4".
I can't say much for the helicopters but most units go to any place that is open for military training, but training involved with blanks and
ammunition and pyrotechnics usually end up on a military reserve of some sort, permits are usually submitted 1yr to 6months in advance to even get a
spot reserved for training, not like the good ol' days when a unit can just pack up and go some place for the hell of it.
Pretty much I think this thread shows a bunch of soldiers going to go train.
Though good looking out though, this day in age you never know............
edit on 11-6-2013 by Arnie123 because: (no reason given)