U.S. Airmen Prepare Helicopters for Aviation Missions in Afghanistan

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • U.S. airmen prepare an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for a flight mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. The airmen are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airmen Lucas Brogdon and Cody Ficsher wait for an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter to take off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Brogdon, a crew chief, and Ficsher, a communication and navigation specialist, are assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Des Jardins prepares a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for a flight mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Jardins, a crew chief, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
  • U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Brian Williams over watches as a crew prepares an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter for a flight mission on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Williams, a flightline expeditor, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Matthew Des Jardins, foreground, waits as the assigned pararescue team performs communication checks with a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter before taking off from Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. Jardins, a crew chief, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
  • A U.S. Air Force pararescue team takes off in an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter from Bagram Airfield Afghanistan, July 9, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
  • U.S. Air Force airmen conduct a pre-flight inspection on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
  • U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Benjamin Martin, right, gives a thumbs up during a preflight inspection on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. Martin, a crew chief, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
  • U.S. Air Force airmen conduct a preflight inspection on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch
  • U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. James Henderson washes a HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter during a preflight inspection on Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 10, 2014. Henderson, a weapons technician, is assigned to the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch