Photo Credit: Sgt. Mark VanGerpen, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Four vehicle tires drop to the runway after being air-delivered to Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan, Aug. 8, 2013. Low-cost, low-altitude air drops began at the base in late May, 2013, and 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.