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Kandahar, Afghanistan. Door Gunner, Corporal Craig Wiggins, provides security from a CH-146 Griffon helicopter during an escort mission. The Canadian Helicopter Force from the Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing includes eight CH-146 Griffons where their primary role is to escort transport helicopters and ground convoys, and to conduct light transport missions. The Joint Task Force Afghanistan Air Wing comprises all the Canadian Forces air assets in the southwest Asia theatre of operations. It stood up at Kandahar Airfield on 6 December 2008 with the 200 personnel deployed with the Tactical UAV Flight, the Tactical Aviation Unit and the Theatre Support Element, and grew to its established strength of 450 personnel with the purchase of CH-147 Chinook D helicopters from the U.S. Army, and the deployment from Canada of CU-170 Heron UAVs and CH-146 Griffon helicopters. Photograph by Angela Abbey
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:iconmorningstarskid:
morningstarskid Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
best sound in the world...
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:iconmrtrekkie204:
MrTrekkie204 Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013
The Royal Canadian Army has some of the best snipers in the world. The U.S. Marine Scout Snipers have the best.
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captaincupcake98 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
nice shot, hope it was fun flying in the heli :)
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DarkraitheHedgehog12 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student Digital Artist
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Roy02 Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
nice :)
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:iconrakadis:
Rakadis Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
I always loved the chopper crews. Bailing my infantry ass out of deep shit and carrying my stuff so I do not have to ^__^
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:iconmadvillan:
Madvillan Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Choice. One of my favorite Heli's as well.
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AnglAlejandro Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Great!!!
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starline-888 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
strong force of canada
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:icondr-doomster:
Dr-Doomster Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Go Canada!
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yellowsmoke321 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
wow, what a great shot
you really know how to capture the beauty in violent war death :sun:
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:iconclassifiedidiot:
Classifiedidiot Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Ahhh Canadians, The Americans right hand force with an independent spirit.
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PeregrineStudios Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Although as a pacifist (albeit a realistic one) I find it hard to 'like' anything pertaining to military action, it IS pretty cool to see this. Also very appropriate that these forces primarily provide security on escort missions (defense), rather than primarily engage in aggressive actions (offense). Proud to be Canadian :)
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:iconcpt-zim83:
Cpt-Zim83 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Good to see our good neighbors to the north doing their part.
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:iconxw0lfxx:
xW0lfxX Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
God Bless Canadian Forces
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:icondr-doomster:
Dr-Doomster Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
God Bless Canada
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xW0lfxX Featured By Owner Mar 23, 2013
Amen.
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:icondr-doomster:
Dr-Doomster Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Amen.
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xW0lfxX Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2013
;D
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CardsNBoards Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Cool pic!!! If this is a Public Domain photo by Angela Abbey, or if she is willing to make a deal with us, we might be able to use it in our military card game. We are using US military photos currently. Releasing the free Print and Play cards, tokens, and rules next week. Kickstarting it in September. See our bio for more info. :)
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TFT-SUCKS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
But this isnt a picture of any US military force. Its Canadian military. Look at the shoulder patch. Just sayin, is all.
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CardsNBoards Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
The Canadian Expansion! Coming Christmas 2013! ;-)
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:iconbeyond-matter:
Beyond-Matter Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Writer
We Americans are lucky to have such good, loyal friends in our sister nation. Fly safe out there!
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:iconthelordcanadian:
TheLordCanadian Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Are Miniguns don't shoot bullets we either shoot Hot Maple Syrup or Hockey Pucks.
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:iconclassifiedidiot:
Classifiedidiot Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Hot maple syrup? That kind of weapon should be illegal. You darn evil Canadians!
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:iconechosixwolf:
EchoSixWolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
So that's what they do.... No wonder we never see them around. haha
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:iconiblisregime:
iblisregime Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
what the hell are the canadians doing in afganistan? in the first place? flexing military power!
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gerrygibson Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
What are we Canadians doing in Afghanistan? We are killing the brothers-in-spirit of you Nazis! We won the Second World War, and sent your beloved Nazis to Hell, so instead you are licking the anuses of the Taliban.
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TFT-SUCKS Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Way to make us look bad there big guy. [link]
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HerbstHayabusa Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Troll harder, you don't seem desperate enough.
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gerrygibson Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Liar. The other man asked a question and I answered it.
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ArtOfWei Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
What a view!
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JackDrask Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
salute!
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:iconbnapps:
Bnapps Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
what do canadian guns shoot
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Nahyon Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Sorrys
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walkerka24 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist
Thanks to all Canadians who are serving, or have served our country both overseas and at home protecting the freedoms we all enjoy and take for granted.
Remember, freedom is not free. It is purchased for us by those who have given their lives or have been injured, and by those who are willing to do so, that we may sleep soundly in our beds at night.

RIP to those who made the ultimate sacrifice, and eternal and humble thanks to those who have come home, whole or otherwise.

Lest we forget.
RIP Marty.

Many thanks to the soldiers of all freedom-loving countries and to the families of those who aren't coming home.
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RogerThecat16 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Go Canada :D
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:iconpynesol:
pynesol Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
we have miniguns on our helicopters? wow
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:iconschnarre:
schnarre Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
...My oldest cousin was in the Princess Pats. I salute all our service personel! :flagcanada:
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:iconpaquay:
Paquay Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
like a boss.
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:iconkillmachine:
killmachine Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
reminds me to full metal jacket. "get some, come get some... if they run, they are vietcong, if they stay ..." you know the movie. war is hell.
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Fb-PHE13 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Impressive!



Very brave of him to do what he is doing!
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:icongerrygibson:
gerrygibson Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
I salute my fellow Canadians!
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Toxic-ZomWolf Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student General Artist
oh hell yes!!!
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tickytalk Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
No lie, I didn't know mounted guns were actually that small.
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MrTrekkie204 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
The Royal Canadian Military has bigger role in World War II than my fellow Americans think.
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:iconclassifiedidiot:
Classifiedidiot Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
You're right. Didn't they take part in one of the Normandy beaches by themselves?
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The-Back-of-Beyond Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013  Student Photographer
I'm agree mate...
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:iconmrtrekkie204:
MrTrekkie204 Featured By Owner Mar 22, 2013
Damn Typo. They had a bigger role
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