U.S. Marine Aviators Conduct Aerial Mission over Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines pilots prepare a UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter for flight on Camp Bastion in Afhanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 17, 2012. The helicopter crew, assigned to Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Forward, is preparing to conduct operations over Helmand province. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Joshua S. Martinez looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter during flight operations over Afhanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 17, 2012. Martinez, a crew chief, is assigned to Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richard G. Deibler uses binoculars to scan the area below from the side door of a UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter during flight operations over Afhanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 17, 2012. Deibler, a door gunner, is assigned to Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona Paulo
  • A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter, front, and an AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter, back, conduct flight operations over Afhanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 17, 2012. The helicopter crews are assigned to Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Richard G. Deibler looks out the side door of a UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter during flight operations over Afhanistan's Helmand province, Oct. 17, 2012. Deibler, a door gunner, is assigned to Marine Light Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Forward. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona Paulo