U.S. Troops Relocate C-130H Aircraft From Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Kurt Wampole briefs his crew and passengers before his flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2014. Wampole was on the first of the C-130H aircraft to permanently relocate out of Bagram to make room for the newer C-130J models. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Billings inspects his aircraft's wings before his flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2014. Billings was on the first of the C-130H aircraft to permanently relocate out of Bagram to make room for the newer C-130J models. Billings is a C-130 flight engineer. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
  • U.S. Air Force Maj. Kurt Wampole hugs Air Force Senior Airman Larry Weber, one of his longtime loadmasters, before his flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2014.  U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Keri Morris consults charts before her flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2014. Morris, a C-130 copilot, was on the first of the C-130H aircraft to permanently relocate out of Bagram to make room for the newer C-130J models. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Keith LaFontaine, left, Senior Airman Larry Webster and Tech. Sgt. Richard Mulhollen direct a C-130 before its flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2014.  U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. David Billings consults charts to calculate the takeoff and landing data for his flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2014. Billings is a C-130 flight engineer. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
  • U.S. Air Force Capt. Keri Morris, left, and Maj. Kurt Wampole flash a thumbs-up before their departure from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2014.  U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn
  • A U.S. Air Force C-130H aircraft takes off on its last flight out of Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2014, while a newer C-130J model taxis in to replace it. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Master Sgt. Gary J. Rihn