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Kandahar Airfield by MilitaryPhotos Kandahar Airfield by MilitaryPhotos
Robert Bottrill


Kandahar, Afghanistan

Master Warrant Officer Jake Boucher, Flight Engineer, mans the C-6 general-purpose machine gun from the back of a CH-147 Chinook helicopter as they depart Kandahar Airfield on a transport mission to various forward operating bases in southern Afghanistan, February 21, 2009.

The Canadian Forces expanded its presence as the Joint Task Force-Afghanistan Air Wing was officially stood up at Kandahar Airfield. JTF-Afg Air Wing will be working toward providing the task force with transportation, surveillance and reconnaissance assets that will contribute to mission success in Afghanistan. It is comprised of the Canadian Helicopter Force (Afghanistan) with its CH-147 D-model Chinook helicopters and its CH-146 Griffon helicopters, the Canadian Heron UAV Detachment, and the Theatre Support Element with its CC-130 Hercules aircraft.

Canada’s military contribution to Afghanistan is known as Joint Task Force - Afghanistan (JTF-Afg). The Task Force comprises of approximately 2,800 personnel with operations focusing on working with Afghan authorities to improve security, governance and economic development in the country.
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Quick-Step Jul 3, 2012  Hobbyist
Canadian task force representation!
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:iconnevbosh:
Thanks for the great shot, so many people forget we're there.
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:iconconcho:
hey man, whacha doin?
well. not much, just sitting, chillin , killin...:)
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:iconmanfredkooistra:
A "general-purbose machine gun"? Does it shoot open beer cans? ;-)
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:iconsobekflakmonkey:
sobekflakmonkey May 10, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
no, but I'm pretty sure it cracks open skulls pretty easily...
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:iconc4mper:
fatastiq shot (!!!!)
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:iconjerrik:
Really nice shot.
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:iconredl0tus:
SWEET! Same last name as me! :D I would love to have that job ! BUT I am devoted to the Marine Corps, hangin' your feet out the back of a helicopter with a big gun :P
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thefreewolf Jun 7, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
unique shot ::)
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