U.S. Troops Prepare Supplies on Bagram Airfield for Airborne Drop

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force pilots recieve a pre-mission briefing before conducting an airdrop of supples on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2013. The pilots are assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. Airdrops provide ground members in isolated locations of Afghanistan with food, fuel and supplies daily. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade
  • U.S. Air Force loadmasters prepare a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for cargo on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade
  • U.S. soldiers load cargo onto a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft for an airdrop on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade
  • U.S. Army Pfc. Courtney Erwin secures an anchor cable to a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan Aug. 21, 2013. The cable is attached to an airdrop cargo bundle to be distributed to ground troops in Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Shaun Larue inspects cargo straps and riggers holding down cargo in a C-17 Globemaster III aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2013. Larue, an inspection journeyman, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron Joint Airdrop. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade
  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Johnson completes an airdrop bundle inspection form on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 21, 2013. Johnson is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephenie Wade