U.S. Marines Provide Aviation Mission Support in Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Cornelius adjusts his flight helmet before an operation on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. Cornelius, a crew chief and assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, provided aerial support during an interdiction operation. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marines conduct preflight checks on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter before an operation on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Cornelius prepares for departure on a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter before an operation on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. Cornelius, a crew chief and assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, provided aerial support during an interdiction operation. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Mark Cornelius provides security for a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter during an operation over Helmand province in Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. Cornelius, a crew chief and assigned to Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 462, provided aerial support during an interdiction operation. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marines, their military working dog and Afghan national security forces exit a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after an operation on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Marines and Afghan national security forces exit a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter after an operation on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Aug. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Ashley E. Santy