U.S. Soldiers Conduct Night Operations in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ernie Botello prepares his equipment on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Botello, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ernie Botello communicates with pilots inside a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Botello, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronnie Guevara prepares a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Guevara, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jeremy Sumruld briefs his crew before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Sumruld, a pilot, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 4 Robert Cudd prepares his equipment before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Cudd, a pilot, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronnie Guevara prepares a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Guevara, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter sits on the flightline before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ernie Botello prepares a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Botello, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ernie Botello observes an engine during start-up procedures on a CH-47 Chinook helicopter before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Botello, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Spc. Tyler McConnell, center, communicates with a soldier before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. McConnell, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Spc. Tyler McConnell, right, looks on as a soldier loads an all-terrain vehicle onto a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Camp Phoenix, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. McConnell, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ronnie Guevara straps down cargo before a personnel and equipment movement mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 31, 2013. Guevara, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion General Support, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg