U.S. Army Pilots Conduct Aviation Missions in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Andrew Gage, left, and U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Corey Shelton reinstall the forward cowling during preventative maintenance on an OH-58 Kiowa Warrior helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 7, 2013. Gage, a crew chief, and Shelton, a platoon sergeant, are assigned to the 10th Combat Aviation Briagde. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Sgt. John Martin replaces a nutplate on a panel during maintenance on a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter on Forward Operating Base Shank in Logar province, Afghanistan, Oct. 9, 2013. Martin, an aircraft structural repairer, is assigned to Company D, 2nd Battalion Assault, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot
  • A UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter prepares to depart the forward arming and refueling point before conducting a mission to move personnel on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2013. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard, attached to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • A UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter conducts a mission to move personnel over Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2013. The helicopter crew is assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard, attached to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • A UH-60L Black Hawk helicopter conducts a training mission as it flies over eastern Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2013. The helicopter crew is assigned to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • An AH-64 Apache helicopter taxis down the flight line after a security and reconnaisance mission on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2013. The pilots are assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Capt Megan Howell pauses to catch her breath after climbing out of her AH-64 Apache helicopter following a security and reconnaissance mission on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Oct. 11, 2013. Howell, a pilot, is assigned to the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army Photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg