U.S. Airmen Conduct Retrograde Operation in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zac Sidders looks for traffic as a C-130 Hercules aircraft pulls out of a parking spot on Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Sidders, a loadmaster, is assigned to the Wyoming Air National Guard and deployed with the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nick Sanborn looks out from a C-130 Hercules aircraft during a retrograde mission to Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Sanborn, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Brent Stevens flies a C-130 Hercules aircraft to Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Stevens, a pilot, is assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. The unit's airmen transported the last cargo from Sharana before command of the base was transferred to the Afghan Ministry of Defense. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zac Sidders, right, marshals a pallet of cargo into a C-130 Hercules aircraft on Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Sidders, a loadmaster, is assigned to the Wyoming Air National Guard and deployed with the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nick Sanborn marshals a pallet of cargo into a C-130 Hercules aircraft on Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Sanborn, a loadmaster, is assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. troops board a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft on Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Juan Pareja provides security as C-130 Hercules aircraft loadmasters move the last portion of cargo from Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Pareja is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Security Forces Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force 1st Lt. Brent Stevens, right, and U.S. Air Force Maj. Devin Cummings fly a C-130 Hercules aircraft out of Forward Operating Base Sharana in Paktika province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Stevens and Cummings, pilots, are assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron.  U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Zac Sidders, left, assists airmen in pushing cargo off a C-130 Hercules aircraft on Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Sidders, a loadmaster, is assigned to the Wyoming Air National Guard and deployed with the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker
  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Devin Cummings talks with crew members aboard a C-130 Hercules aircraft on Bagram Airfield in Parwan province, Afghanistan, Sept. 28, 2013. Cummings, a pilot, is assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Ben Bloker