U.S. Troops Perform Maintenance, Keep Helicopters Flying in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. Air Force airmen perform routine maintenance on a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. The airmen are assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. Every three days, preflight maintenance is done on the helicopter to ensure that it remains safe. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Aaron Peterson performs routine maintenance on a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. Peterson, a crew chief, is assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman
  • U.S. Air Force pilots prepare for a training mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. The pilots are assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman
  • U.S. Air Force Airman 1st Class Josh Lombardo prepares to marshal a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. Lombardo, a crew chief, is assigned to the 83rd Expeditionary Rescue Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kayla Newman
  • U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Scott Mullinix performs a maintenance check on a UH-1Y Huey helicopter on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. Mullinix, a duty quality assurance representative, is assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Michael T. McKarry performs a maintenance check on a UH-1Y Huey helicopter on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. McKarry, a duty quality assurance representative, is assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines check ordnance equipment on a UH-1Y Huey helicopter for corrosion on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Michael T. McKarry performs a maintenance check on a UH-1Y Huey helicopter on Camp Bastion, Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. McKarry, a duty quality assurance representative, is assigned to the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines check ordnance equipment on a UH-1Y Huey helicopter for corrosion on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia
  • U.S. Marines carry ordnance equipment away from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter on Camp Bastion in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Nov. 22, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Gabriela Garcia