A Chook Overhead

I haven’t posted a Combat Pic in quite some time. I took this image during the fighting season in 2008 whilst on assignment as a photographer in Afghanistan. The Chinook helicopter, also called a Chook had landed and picked up Coalition Forces to extract them after an operation against the Taliban in Southern Afghanistan.

Sleep Anywhere

This US Soldier had been part of a fighting patrol in Southern Afghanistan and been awake for nearly two days.  One of his many jobs was to ride the ATV with all the essential items in a small trailer, like food and water. He also decided to share it around so other members could use it to rest whilst moving.

At one stage during the patrol, he was riding and when they had stopped, he had been told that they were going to be stopped for over an hour he decided to have a quick nap without getting off his ATV.

Some how soldiers develop a skill of “Sleep Anywhere”.

Happy Shooting

Extraction by Chook

Coalition Soldiers move towards the rear of a Chinook helicopter for extraction after conducting operations against the Taliban in Southern Afghanistan.