U.S. Airmen Prepare Supplies for Airdrop Mission in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircrew members discuss their mission during a pre-flight briefing for an airdrop mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2013. The crew is assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. C-130 aircrews ensure that troops have adequate supplies of food, water and fuel to complete ground operations. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller
  • A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft receives cargo for an airdrop mission on Afghanistan’s Bagram Airfield, Aug. 2, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller
  • U.S. Air Force airmen load cargo onto a C-130 Hercules aircraft for an airdrop mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller
  • A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft releases cargo during an airdrop mission over Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael R. Brown II, left, and Air Force Airman 1st Class Marcus Kraatz, right, check the seal around a C-130's ramp after releasing cargo during an airdrop mission over Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2013. Brown and Kraatz, aircraft loadmasters, are assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Michael R. Brown II checks the seal around a C-130 Hercules aircraft ramp after releasing cargo during an airdrop mission over Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2013. Brown, an aircraft loadmaster, is assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Marcus Kraatz removes G-14 clevises from a static line after releasing cargo during an airdrop mission over Afghanistan, Aug. 2, 2013. Kraatz, an aircraft loadmaster, is assigned to the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Marleah Miller