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Quite a View

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A gunner on a Chinook dangles her legs out the back of the helicopter over Lowgar province.

Contest entry D0101.

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American Humvee

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A U.S. Army Chinook Helicopter makes its landing approach, in preparation to deliver a humvee to a Forward Operating Base in Southern Afghanistan, March 4, 2010. The Chinook Helicopter is the U.S. Army’s primary cargo rotary aircraft and has been one of the main work horses throughout Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry D0099.

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Onto the Battlefield

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U.S. Army Soldiers with the 205th Coalition Mentor Team, exit the side door of an MI-17 tactical helicopter during a battlefield circulation mission, Feb. 25, 2010, Southern Afghanistan. General Qs Ime, Afghan National Army 205th Corps vice commander, and his mentor U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Bedwell, 205th Coalition Mentor Team deputy commander, stopped at four different FOBs and visited over 200 205th Corps ANA soldiers to discuss the progress of combat operations and quality of life issues at each location.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry D0098.

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Gunner’s View

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This image displays the gunner’s view from an MI-17 tactical helicopter during a battlefield circulation across Southern Afghanistan, March 4, 2010. General Qsime, Afghan National Army 205th Corps vice commander, and U.S. Army Lt. Col. Matthew Bedwell, 205th Coalition Mentor Team deputy commander stopped at four different Forward Operating Bases and visited over 400 205th Corps ANA soldiers to discuss upcoming combat operations and quality of life issues at each location.

Photo by Kenny Holston of the United States of America.

Contest entry B0077.

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Crew Chief

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USMC Sgt Widman, a CH-53E crew chief with HMH-361 observes the surroundings in the Helmand province of Afghanistan.  April 2009.

Photo by Cory Smith of the United States of America.

Contest entry D0095.

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Lift Off

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A Chinook kicks up dust.  Op Medusa 2006.

Photo by Brendan Smith of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry D0091.

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Reflections

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ISAF soldier taking in the view from a helicopter.  Ghor province 2006.

Photo by Brendan Smith of the United Kingdom.

Contest entry D0089.

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Preflight

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As the sun sets over Logar, a helicopter crew post-flights their aircraft after the day’s mission, Combat Outpost Shank, August 2009.

Photo by Ed Ledford of the United States of America.

Contest entry D0088.

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Waiting for Transport

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Waiting for transport, 6 Jan 10 at MedCap Soltan Abad, South Shindand.

Photo by Vinko Pernek of Slovenia.

Contest entry D0071.

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Aerial Gunnery II

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Soldiers and pilots from the Czech Republic train Afghans pilots on aerial gunnery in a Hind Helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan May 27, 2009.

Photo by Michael Greenberger of the United States of America.

Contest entry C0037.

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