Images: Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362 takes the fight from Iraq to Afghanistan [Image 6 of 7]
(From top to bottom) Lance Cpls. Jeffrey Hickey and Michael W. Patterson conduct routine maintenance on a CH-53D Sea Stallion, April 16, on Kandahar Air Field, Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. The unit's mechanics worked around the clock to ensure the aircraft were ready for combat operations in Afghanistan. Hickey and Patterson are rotary wing airframe mechanics with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 362, part of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force - Afghanistan's aviation combat element. SPMAGTF-A's mission is to conduct counterinsurgency operations, with a focus on training and mentoring the Afghan national police.
Date Posted:04.29.2009 01:18