U.S. Soldiers Provide Aerial Support in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Spcs. Israel Figueroa, right, and Christopher Jayne, prepare the inside of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter for a medical evacuation mission to transport a critically injured Afghan soldier in Zabul province, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2014. Figueroa and Jayne are flight medics assigned to Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment.  U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Bolton
  • U.S. Army Spc. Israel Figueroa prepares an IV bag for use during a medical evacuation mission to transport a critically injured Afghan soldier in Zabul province, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2014. Figueroa is a flight medic assigned to Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Bolton
  • U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Bryce Yarbrough, foreground, gives a thumbs-up as he starts a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Daniel Sternberg to conduct a medical evacuation mission to transport a critically injured Afghan soldier in Zabul province, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2014. Yarbrough and Sternberg are pilots assigned to Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Bolton
  • U.S. Army Spcs. Christopher Jayne, left, and Israel Figueroa provide medical aid while transporting a critically injured Afghan soldier in Zabul province, Afghanistan, Jan. 2, 2014. Jayne and Figueroa are flight medics assigned to Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment.  U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Bolton
  • U.S. Army Spcs. Brandon Bundy, left, and Nephi Fesola'l check the oil level of an OH-58D Kiowa helicopter before conducting a mission on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2014. Bundy and Fesola'l are aircraft power plant repairers assigned to Company D, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrew Cochran
  • U.S. Army Spc. Ramil San Pedro cleans an AH-64 Apache helicopter engine during morning maintenance before conducting a mission on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2014. San Pedro is a helicopter repairer assigned to Company A, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrew Cochran
  • U.S. Army Spcs. Jimmy Rop, top, and James Verlander prepare to remove ice from a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter after a snowfall on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2014. Rop and Verlander are crew chiefs assigned to Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrew Cochran
  • U.S. soldiers remove snow from a UH-60 Black Hawk medevac helicopter before departing on a mission from Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrew Cochran
  • U.S. Army Spc. Jimmy Rop uses a push broom to remove snow from a UH-60 Black Hawk medieval helicopter on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Jan. 8, 2014. Rop is a crew chief assigned to Company C, 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 1st Aviation Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrew Cochran