U.S. Soldiers Conduct Aviation Mission in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Cole uses binoculars to scan his airspace from the back of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a mission to move equipment over Kabul province, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2013. Cole, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade. 
 U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • A CH-47 Chinook helicopter flies an equipment movement mission over Kabul province, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2013. The crew is assigned to 2nd Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Cole scans his airspace from the back of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during a mission to move equipment  over Kabul province, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2013. Cole, a crew chief, is assigned to the Company B, 2nd Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • The back ramp of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter shows a view of Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2013, during a mission to move equipment. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Michael Cole communicates with his crew while hooking up a slingload on Forward Operating Base Orgun-e, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2013. Cole, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Pavey communicates with his crew before a mission to move equipment on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2013. Pavey, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Pavey straps down cargo during a mission to move equipment on Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2013. Pavey, a crew chief, is assigned to the Company B, 2nd Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Eric Gartman communicates with his crew before a mission to move equipment on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2013. Gartman, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg
  • U.S. Army Spc. Taylor Pavey scans his airspace before a mission to move equipment on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Aug. 24, 2013. Gartman, a crew chief, is assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade. U.S. Army photo by Capt. Peter Smedberg