American soldiers checking Polish Mi-24 Hind

An Illinois Army National Guard soldier, SSG John Stockton (far left), holds the canopy of a Mi-24 Hind helicopter for Capt Tony Keel (center), as SGT David Sworobowicz (center right) assists and Polish Lt Jaroslaw Fiut (far right) tells them about the aircraft during a break from the Bagram X exercise. Bagram X is a biannual exercise that test and certify that the Polish Task Force White Eagle members are ready for their mission in Afghanistan. There are more than 90 U.S. military and civilian participants along with over 650 Polish participants, support staff and contractors supporting the exercise that is running 23-31 August 2011. Photo by Richard Bumgardner, US Army Europe Public Affairs.6094114213_6345ce4f17_b©U.S. Army Europe Images