Photo Credit: Sgt. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Soldiers watch the approach of a plane preparing for a low-cost, low-altitude drop at Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2013. Air drops began at the base in late May 2013, replacing ground convoys as the primary delivery method to Ghazni. Using air rather than ground transportation for supply delivery increases efficiency and helps keep Soldiers off the road and out of harm's way.