U.S. Soldiers Conduct Air Assault in Hesarak Village

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. soldiers prepare for a night air assault operation from Forward Operating Base Connolly, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment. They were flew to their area of operation in a CH-47 Chinook helicopter. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. soldiers prepare their equipment for a night air assault operation from Forward Operating Base Connolly, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • As seen through a night-vision device, U.S. soldiers board a CH-47 Chinook helicopter for a night air assault operation from Forward Operating Base Connolly, Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • U.S. soldiers coordinate with Afghan guards in the Hesarak village of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. The guard towers are set up to provide overwatch security for the district center. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Mathew Gilling scans the area while providing security from the top of a barrier in the Hesarak village of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Gilling is assigned to 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • U.S. Army Spcs. Andrew Landish and Tyrel Fishe prepare to launch a mortar in the Hesarak village of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 14, 2013. Landish and Fishe are assigned to 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment. They communicate by radio with ground forces to coordinate precision attacks on emery forces. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • Afghan air force helicopters prepare to drop off supplies for Afghan soldiers outside the Hesarak village of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 15, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • U.S. Army Spc. Jose Escobar provides security in the Hesarak village of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 15, 2013. Escobar is assigned to 101st Airborne Division's Company A, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao
  • Afghan army soldiers scan the area from an operation post during a mission outside the Hesarak village of Nangarhar province, Afghanistan, May 15, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Vang Seng Thao