U.S. Army Sgt. Jesse Hooker, a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief from Shreveport, La., assigned to A Company, 3-82 Aviation Task Force Talon at Bagram Army Air Field, scans the terrain during a flight over Kabul, Afghanistan, Feb. 25, 2012.
The unit conducts battlefield circulation missions for Combined Joint Task Force-1, Task Force Poseidon, and Task Force Talon. The UH-60 Black Hawk has been in use since the late 1970s and continues to be one of the military´s most versatile and reliable utility tactical transport helicopter.
1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment was split across three distinctly different areas of operation. Charlie Company was in Marjah, reinforcing Marine and Afghan forces operating in the city’s remaining troubled regions. Alpha Company was in Sangin District, where they supported the 3rd and later, 1st Reconnaissance Battalion. During Operation Eastern Storm, Headquarters, Bravo and Weapons companies secured route 611, which runs through Kajaki Sofla, an area that had long been a safe haven for insurgent sub-commanders and for arms and drug trafficking.
Photo by Cpl. James Clark Regimental Combat Team 6 (DVIDS)
Sinking of S.S. Lucia, 17 October 1918.
Motor launch from USS Huntington (Armored Cruiser # 5) leaving USS Fairfax (Destroyer # 93) with survivors from the American steamship Lucia. Fairfax is visible in the background.
NHHC Photograph Collection: NH 41728.