U.S. Army Pilots Conduct Aviation Mission in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Mike Black performs a preflight inspection on a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter before a personnel movement mission on Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2013. Black, a pilot, is assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officers 2 Jake Finn, left, and Mike Black prepare the cockpit of a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter before a personnel movement mission on Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2013. Finn and Black, pilots, are assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Spc. Marc Santiago prepares his gear before a personnel movement mission on Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2013. Santiago, a crew chief, is assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Spc. Marc Santiago prepares his gear on a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter before a personnel movement mission on Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2013. Santiago, a crew chief, is assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • The reflection of a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter is seen on the visor of U.S. Army Sgt. Corey Konieczko before a personnel movement mission on Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2013. Konieczko, a crew chief, is assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Spcs. Scott Pezzuto, left, and Garrett Pillow, center, wait as a petroleum supply specialist refuels their UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter at the forward arming and refueling point on Forward Operating Base Goode, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2013. Pezzuto and Pillow, crew chiefs, are assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Spc. Garrett Pillow climbs inside a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Forward Operating Base Lightning, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2013. Pillow, a crew chief, is assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • A UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter navigates a mountain pass in Paktya province, Afghanistan, Sept. 25, 2013, on its way to Kabul during a personnel movement mission. The crew is assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg