U.S. Airmen Conduct Retrograde Operation on Bagram Airfield

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Vanterpool coordinates the loading of a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle on a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2013. Vanterpool, an aerial porter, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron. Bagram has become a major hub for retrograde operations out of Afghanistan. The squadron's special handling section pushed 4.2 million pounds of retrograde equipment during the month of September. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Voorheis checks the tire pressure on a light tactical vehicle during a joint inspection on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2013. Voorheis, an aerial porter, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • Rows of heavy vehicles fill a retrograde yard before shipment on Camp Warrior, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Ryan Vanterpool chains down a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle on a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2013. Vanterpool, an aerial porter, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Wesley Taylor looks over a mine-resistant, ambush-protected vehicle before its loading onto a C-17A Globemaster III aircraft on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2013. Taylor, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. William Voorheis starts up a light tactical vehicle during a joint inspection on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 2, 2013. Voorheis, an aerial porter, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aerial Port Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker