Afghans, Marines conduct Operation Sangin United Horizons

06/07/2012: Marines and Afghan National Security Forces put continued pressure on the insurgency during Operation Sangin United Horizons, a battalion sized operation that took place May 17-20. Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, was responsible for finding and destroying weapons caches, improvised explosive devices and drug-producing facilities. The Marines…


1/05/2012: Aircrew deployed to the 772 Expeditionary Air Sq. Kandahar, Afghanistan, air drop supplies to a remote location in Afghanistan using the Joint Precision Air Drop System or JPADS. Credit: U.S. Air Forces Central Public Affairs: 11/28/2011 Also see

774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron in Afghanistan

12/21/2011: In the first photo, Pallets of food and supplies are dropped from a U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules from the 774th Expeditionary Airlift Squadron, Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Nov. 23, 2011. The supplies are being delivered to soldiers at a remote base near Kandahar, Afghanistan. [slidepress gallery='774th-expeditionary-airlift-squadron-in-afghanistan'] Credit: U.S.…

Our video of the week: C130 Air Drop

Equipment drop from a C-130 aircraft: The C-130 originates from Kandahar for support for coalition ground troops. Scenes in the video include: cargo being loaded onto the aircraft the aircraft flying over mountainous terrain and cargo being pushed out of the aircraft and parachuting to the ground. Precision air re-supply…