As an attack helicopter repairer (MOS-15R) the soldier will be working on keeping the Army's elite Apache AH-64 attack helicopters in top working order. These machines have been a vital part of the Army's combat missions since their introduction in 1986.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

You'll definitely get your hands dirty if you enlist in this MOS. These soldiers remove and install various parts of the Apache, including engines, rotors, gearboxes, transmissions, mechanical flight controls, and related components. They prepare the helicopter for inspection and maintenance checks and assist with those inspections. They also use special tools to help troubleshoot the aircraft's subsystems and keep maintenance records.

Military Duties Translated:

Perform regular system inspections Maintain systems and equipment Use gauges and diagnostic tests to detect malfunctions Repair or replace broken aircraft parts Perform troubleshooting Keep maintenance and repair logs Use power and hand tools (e.g. cranes, grinders) Understand and apply guidelines from manuals and blueprints Ensure compliance with regional safety regulations Collaborate with other mechanics and electricians

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Aircraft Mechanic