U.S. Marines Prepare, Fly Aviation Missions Over Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. Marine performs routine maintenance on an AH-1W Cobra helicopter on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. The Marine is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467, which will be the last Marines to conduct close-air support operations in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
  • A U.S. Marine performs routine maintenance on an AH-1W Cobra helicopter on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
  • U.S. Marines run to troubleshoot an AH-1W Cobra helicopter before a mission on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
  • U.S. Marines troubleshoot an AH-1W Cobra helicopter before a mission on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
  • U.S. Marines prepare to trouble shoot an AH-1W Cobra helicopter before a mission on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lee conducts final communication checks with the pilots inside a UH-1Y Huey helicopter before a mission on Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. Lee, a senior crew chief, is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Kenneth Morris scans the area for any suspicious activity on the ground during a mission over Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. Morris, a crew chief, is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgts. Jonathan Lee, left, and Kenneth Morris scan the area for suspicious activity on the ground during a mission over Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. Lee and Morris, crew chiefs, are assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson
  • U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Jonathan Lee conducts a weapons check during a mission over Helmand province, Afghanistan, July 3, 2014. Lee, a senior crew chief, is assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 467. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Frances Johnson