U.S. and Afghan soldiers watch as the CH-47 Chinook helicopter that
brought them to the village of Mengal Kheyl in the Zormat district of
Afghanistan’s Paktya province, lands after completing an air assault
mission, April 22, 2010. The soldiers, who captured the district’s
largest weapons cache in three years are assigned to Company C, 3rd
Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Vermont National Guard.
U.S. Army photo