U.S. Marines Provide Close-Air Support Over Helmand Province

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Jeffery L. Allen, left,  and U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Travis M. Barnes, right, provide close-air support to ground troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 8, 2012. Allen, a crew chief, and Barnes, a weapons instructor, are assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Travis M. Barnes provides close-air support to International Security Assistance Force ground troops in Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 8, 2012. Barnes, a weapons instructor, is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Travis M. Barnes reads over a mission log while his crew provides close-air support over Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 8, 2012. Barnes is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Travis M. Barnes provides close-air support over Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 8, 2012. Barnes is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Brian M. Clegg provides close-air support over Afghanistan's Helmand province, Nov. 8, 2012. Clegg, a pilot, is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • A U.S. Marine ordnance technician de-arms an UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter on Forward Operating Base Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province, following a close-air support mission, Nov. 8, 2012.  U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo
  • U.S. Marines refuel a UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter after landing on Forward Operating Base Shukvani in Afghanistan's Helmand province following a close-air support mission, Nov. 8, 2012.
 U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo