Images: Operation Santa successfully carried out in Southern Afghanistan [Image 5 of 9]
Photo by Lance Cpl. Brian Jones
Sgt. Shannon Flaherty (left) and Sgt. Josh Newman (right), mount a .50 cal heavy machine gun to the rear of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter before takeoff Christmas morning during Operation Santa. HMH-466, part of the air combat element of Special Purpose Marine Air Ground Task Force-Afghanistan, supported the battalion commanders of 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment (Reinforced), and Combat Logistics Battalion 3, the ground and logistics combat elements of SPMAGTF-A, as they conducted Operation Santa early Christmas morning, delivering mail, food and gifts to all their Marines and sailors in Southern Afghanistan.
Date Posted:12.27.2008 01:08
Location:CAMP BASTION, AF