U.S. Airmen Conduct Air Drops in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Air Force airman transfers pallets to a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft for an airdrop out of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, June 27, 2013. The airmen are assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron. The Globemaster crew performed two airdrops in remote regions of Kandahar province. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Tim Jaskot inspects the weight and balance for an airdrop on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, June 27, 2013. Jaskot, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron loadmaster. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Dennis Conner configures a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft for an airdrop out of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, June 27, 2013. Conner, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 816th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Derek Johnson rigs a static line parachute on a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft for an airdrop out of Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, June 27, 2013. Johnson, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 451st Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • Pallets are air dropped out the back of a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft over the outskirts of Ghorak village in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 27, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • Pallets descend to the ground after being air dropped from a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft over the outskirts of Ghorak village in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province, June 27, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker