My cousin, Ross, sent pictures from Afghanistan. He is stationed at Bagram Air Base. He is the copilot and gunner on an Apache Helicopter. The Apache is really neat in the way it operates. He wears a helmet which is attached to the gun under the nose of the helicopter. When Ross turns his head, the gun turns, also. He said he would like to have been able to take more pictures, but as they were flying over the mountains, what he calls “bad guy country”, he had to keep his finger on the trigger Go here for more pictures from Bagram. That first link is an article written in March 2002. This is a good article on Bagram. Also, go here to read an article on how they had to replace parts of the runway. Kinda neat.
This is Ross, just back from escorting a Chinook into the mountains:
This is a line of Chinooks at Bagram:
This is the helmet he wears:
This is his camp at Bagram:
The Chinook they were escorting:
The Pech River Valley:
Sign at their base:
Here’s an Apache, for those who don’t know what they look like.
That’s all, folks. He also sent some of his room, but I didn’t think they would be of much interest to anybody.