U.S. Soldiers Train With Unmanned Aerial Vehicles on Forward Operating Base Salerno

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Joshua D. Flynn conducts pre-flight checks on the operating system for an AAI RQ-7 Shadow, an unmanned aerial vehicle, before takeoff on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2013. Flynn, an unmanned aerial vehicle operator, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Jefferic S. Brinkley, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Nathan C. Phillips move an AAI RQ-7 Shadow to the pneumatic launcher before takeoff on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2013. Brinkley and Phillips, unmanned aircraft system repairers, are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Nathan C. Phillips prepares the pneumatic launcher for an AAI RQ-7 Shadow before launching on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2013. Phillips, an unmanned aircraft system repairer, is assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Jefferic S. Brinkley, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Nathan C. Phillips, right, move an AAI RQ-7 Shadow into position on a pneumatic launcher before takeoff on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2013. Brinkley and Phillips, unmanned aircraft system repairers, are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • An AAI RQ-7 Shadow sits on a pneumatic launcher before takeoff on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • U.S. Army Spc. Nathan C. Phillips, left, and U.S. Army Spc. Jefferic S. Brinkley use a starter for an AAI RQ-7 Shadow to get the motor running before takeoff on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2013. Phillips and Brinkley, unmanned aircraft system repairers, are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division's 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • An AAI RQ-7 Shadow flies off a pneumatic launcher on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller
  • An AAI RQ-7 Shadow offers an “eye in the sky” during aerial operations over Forward Operating Base Salerno, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Aug. 27, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Justin A. Moeller