This was the view outside my front door in Afghanistan. I watched these birds come and go all the time.
Speeding off to places like Farah, Bala Magob, Bala Baluk, Delarom or Torqundi. Carrying men, equipment, ammunition, food. You name it. Taking the battle to the insurgents. Some days it was non-stop. Some days it was a trickle.
I took these pics the day after Thanksgiving 2009 while I was working for MPRI.