U.S., British and Afghan Forces Provide Support in Helmand Province, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marines and British and Afghan soldiers board a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. The Marines are assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, and the aircraft is assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, which provided logistical support during the joint operation.
 U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • MV-22B Osprey aircraft takeoff from Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. The aircraft are assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 264, which provided logistical support during the joint operation. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Staff Sgt. Michael L. Drummond provides aerial security from inside a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Drummond is an operations chief assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461, which provided logistical support during the joint operation. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Maj. Brian T. Laurence flies a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 provided logistical support during the joint operation.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Sgt. Caleb M. Dye provides aerial security from inside a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Lance Cpl. Ron E. Laosantos removes an aerial flare from a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Crews performed aircraft checks as part of a turnaround inspection. Laosantos is a ordnance technician assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines Lance Cpl. Victoria A. Pierce, left, and Sgt. Matthew R. Mawhorr check a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines pose in front of a CH-53E Super Stallion aircraft on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, April 10, 2013. Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 461 provided logistical support during the joint operation.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia