U.S. Airmen Fly Night-Vision Goggle Mission With Afghan Airmen

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • An Afghan air force Mi-17 aerial gunner prepares for takeoff during a night-vision goggle training mission near Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. U.S. airmen assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan participated in an advisory capacity.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • U.S. Air Force Tech Sgt. Robert Smeaton, right, and an Afghan air force Mi-17 aerial gunner prepare to fly a night-vision goggle training mission in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. Smeaton is assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh Martin scans for threats during a night-vision goggle training mission flown with the Afghan air force in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. Martin, an Mi-17 advisor, is assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh Martin uses an infrared laser to designate targets to Afghan air force aerial gunners during a night-vision goggle training mission, Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. Martin, an Mi-17 advisor, is assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • An Afghan air force Mi-17 aerial gunner fires an M-240 machine gun while flying over a weapons range during a night-vision goggle training mission with U.S. airmen near Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. The U.S. airmen are assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • U.S. and Afghan airmen fly an Mi-17 night-vision goggle training mission near Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. The U.S. airmen are assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • An Afghan air force Mi-17 aerial gunner fires an M-240 machine gun during a night-vision goggle training mission near Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. U.S. airmen assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan joined in the mission. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • An Afghan air force Mi-17 aerial gunner fires an M-240 machine gun as U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Robert Smeaton, monitors accuracy during a night-vision goggle training mission, near Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. Smeaton is assigned to the  the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • An Afghan air force Mi-17 helicopter, flown by an Afghan air force pilot and U.S. Air Force Maj. Frank Cooper, lands during a night-vision goggle training mission near Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. Cooper is an Mi-17 advisor assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • An Afghan air force Mi-17 aerial gunner scans for threats while flying over Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. U.S. Air Force airmen assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command-Afghanistan flew a night-vision goggle training mission with an Afghan air crew to further increase the operational capability of the Afghan air force.  U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Josh Martin scans for threats during a night-vision goggle training mission flown with the Afghan air force in Kabul, Afghanistan, March 13, 2014. Martin, an Mi-17 advisor, is assigned to the 438th Air Expeditionary Wing, NATO Air Training Command Afghanistan. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jason Robertson