U.S. Solders Keep Aircraft Flying in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. soldiers install a transmission in an AH-64 Apache helicopter on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Feb. 14, 2014. The soldiers, who are maintainers, are assigned to 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Green
  • A soldier performs maintenance on the blade of an AH-64 Apache helicopter on Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, Feb. 14, 2014. The soldiers, who are maintainers, are assigned to 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Green
  • An OH-58 Kiowa helicopter lands at a refueling point on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2014. The helicopter crew is assigned to 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Green
  • U.S. Army Spcs. Lisa Cardenas, right, and James Payne reload an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter's .50-caliber machine gun at a refueling point on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2014. Cardenas and Payne, who are armament, electronic and avionic system repairers, are assigned to 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Green
  • U.S. Army Spcs. Lisa Cardenas, left, and James Payne finish reloading an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter's .50-caliber machine gun at a refueling point on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2014. Cardenas and Payne, who are armament, electronic and avionic system repairers, are assigned to 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Green
  • U.S. Army Spc. Lisa Cardenas prepares to direct an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter for take off from a refueling point on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2014. Cardenas, an armament, electronic and avionic system repairer, is assigned to 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Green
  • U.S. Army Spc. Lisa Cardenas uses hand signals to direct an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter taking off from a refueling point on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2014. Cardenas, an armament, electronic and avionic system repairer, is assigned to 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Green
  • U.S. Army Spc. Lisa Cardenas salutes an OH-58 Kiowa helicopter taking off from a refueling point on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 20, 2014. Cardenas, an armament, electronic and avionic system repairer, is assigned to 159th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Joseph Green