Chinook load

U.S. Soldiers with the International Security Assistance Force load a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on Kandahar Air Field, Afghanistan, March 8, 2011, before conducting a mission. (DoD photo by Pfc. Justin Young, U.S. Army/Released)


  • joshua conti 4y

    fantastic capture. blade blur and lighting is awesome.
  • tikanyis2010 4y

    Reminds me more of Iraq than, say, Camp Salerno in Eastern Afghanistan where I was at; that shows us how diversified the landscape and terrain is in Afghanistan.
  • Midwest American 4y

    Awesome photo.
  • geraldsalazar2396 4y

    really nice picture........
  • mommienator 4y

    I always look at the pictures hoping to see my 22y/o son who is now in Afghanistan. We miss him so much and can hardly wait to see him again but as he always say " Please don't worry about me, mom. I am fine."
  • nasa2985 4y

    C-130 Is my favorite plane, its big and it stay up for hours. It carries a big load of cargo, and drops its load anywhere on land or in the sky.
  • Sandy 4y

    Thanks you for all you guys do! I'm so proud to be a Veteran and proud that my son is a crew chief on a chinook with the 160th....... Awesome work! God's blessings on you all for safety.
  • Sweet Princess10 4y

    wow this helicopter is one of my favorites and I love this picture!
  • VeryMotley 4y

    Apache. Thanks to all the soldiers, Land, Air, and Sea. Thanks for the freedom to F-off an entire Sunday afternoon. Hope you can do the same real soon!!!
  • margaretinscottsdale 4y

    I love the C-130 because I had the opportunity to get on it on the way to Germany from Lakenheath, England. back in the early 80's on vacation with my sons Adam & Raphael and my second husband and former spouse Sgt. Rouse when we went to visit a friend of mine that was assigned there. The C-130 its the largest plane holds many passengers.
  • jjennings1971 4y

    The Chinook is my favorite, of course. Everyone thinks the Blackhawk or Apache is the best. But the Chinook can fly higher and faster than those other aircraft. All the time in Afghanistan, our escort helicopter pilots would be calling for us to slow down. We would have to do orbits until they caught up. Then, we would pop over the mountains, and they would have to fly around. Plus, we could set up a FARP for the other guys so they could continue missions. It was just like a Texaco in the middle of the desert. Nothing is better than a Chinook, unless it's from B Co 6-101. Pachyderms Own The Sky!!!
  • jaycain26 4y

    I remember doing that exact same thing every other day for 9 months back in 2002. Keep up the great work guys!
  • Areedo Ayad 4y

    Nice !
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