It is Not All High Tech: Army Aviation Unit Prepares After Afghan Snow Storm

03/22/2013: One of the essential facts of life in Afghanistan, is not only is a long way away, but the weather is as tough as it gets. 

In this slideshow, a US Army aviation unit prepares the field for operations after an Afghan snowstorm.

Snow flies off the rotor blades of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter as its rotors spin up to speed during a maintenance run up at the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade flight line, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2013.

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  • In the second photo, Spc. Cameron Powell, B Company, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, California National Guard, Task Force Shadow, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter mechanic, sweeps snow off the roof of a Chinook on the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade flight line, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2013.
  • In the third photo, Spc. Zachary Vehrs, B Company, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, California National Guard, Task Force Shadow, sweeps snow off the side of a CH-47 Chinook helicopter on the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade flight line, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2013
  • In the fourth photo, an AH-64 Apache helicopter attached to 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Shadow, proudly displays the 101st Airborne Division patch in spite of its generous covering of snow at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2013.
  • In the fifth photo, Soldiers from B Company, 1st Battalion, 126th Aviation Regiment, California National Guard, Task Force Shadow, sweep snow from a CH-47 Chinook helicopter’s rear rotor blade on the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade flight line, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 12, 2013

 

 

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