Warzone Photos: Inside a Combat Landing in Afghanistan

C-130 crew contends with anti-aircraft weapons, dangerous conditions to link critical air bases.


Ground security forces at Bagram have been able to reduce the number of attacks on the base by 47 percent in the last year, but there is a still a threat from the outlying community.

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The crew of the C-130 after successfully landing and offloading the cargo and passengers. From left to right, Aircraft Commander Capt. Robert Schomaker; Flight Engineer Tech. Sgt. Bobby McMillan; Co-Pilot Capt. Kyle McClure; Navigator Capt. Michael E. Hicks; Loadmaster Senior Airman Joshua Dinonno; Loadmaster Staff Sgt. Matthew Derda.

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