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    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, MatiasSingers, brickboy, and 13 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. joshua conti 49 months ago | reply

      fantastic capture. blade blur and lighting is awesome.

    2. tikanyis2010 49 months ago | reply

      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.

    3. geraldsalazar2396 49 months ago | reply

      really nice picture........

    4. mommienator 49 months ago | reply

      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."

    5. nasa2985 49 months ago | reply

      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.

    6. angelslg95 49 months ago | reply

      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.

    7. Sweet Princess10 49 months ago | reply

      wow this helicopter is one of my favorites and I love this picture!

    8. VeryMotley 49 months ago | reply

      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!!!

    9. margaretinscottsdale 49 months ago | reply

      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.

    10. jjennings1971 49 months ago | reply

      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!!!

    11. jaycain26 49 months ago | reply

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

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