Afghan aviators resupply remote bases with partnered close-air support
Photo Credit: Chief Warrant Officer 2 Dallas Russell, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade
An Afghan Mi-17 helicopter begins a resupply mission to a remote Afghan base in eastern Afghanistan, Aug. 5, 2013. The Afghan Air Force, with about 60 Mi-17 helicopters, took over the resupply mission of Afghan bases in the spring of 2013. As the Afghan Air Force builds its close air support capability, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade AH-64 Apache helicopter crews protect the developing fleet during high-threat missions.
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