Weekday crew of ambulance helicopter in Afghanistan

Associated Press photographer Kevin Fryer spent time with soldiers from the helicopter ambulance unit of the US Army “Dust Off,” a task force of the 1-214 air regiment north of Edi’s forward operational base, in Helmand province, in southern Afghanistan. We present you his photos.




1. A US Navy military nurse cares for a wounded Afghan army soldier injured in a knife wound in an ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” 1-214 Aviation Regiment, north of Edward's forward operational base, in Helmand province, in the south Afghanistan, Sunday, 15 May 2011 of the year.



2. Chief Army Sergeant Robert Terrants - view through night vision goggles. He is standing on the opium field waiting for the medical evacuation of a slightly wounded soldier by a naval helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” 1-214 aviation regiment north of Sangin, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, May 15 of the year 2011.



3. A US Marine soldier uses a smoke signal to designate a target for a helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” 1-214 air regiment in the conflict zone to evacuate wounded Marines north of Sangin, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Sunday , 15 May 2011 of the year.



4. US Army Medic Jaime Adams at the time of the landing of the ambulance helicopter of the US Army Dust Off Task Force 1-214 Aviation Regiment in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Sunday, 15 May 2011 of the year.



5. US Army medic Jaime Adams, right, and an unidentified US Marine soldier help Marine Corps soldier Chris Propsta from South Carolina, in the center, who was wounded during insurgent attacks, go to an ambulance helicopter north of Sangin, in Helmand province, in southern Afghanistan , Sunday, 15 May 2011 of the year.



6. US Army medic Jaime Adams, right, listens as US Marine Corps soldier Chris Propst from South Carolina, who was wounded during rebel attacks, talks about his wounds aboard a ambulance helicopter north of Sangin, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Sunday , 15 May 2011 of the year.




7. The crew commander, Chief Sergeant of the United States Army Robert Terrants, on the right, with a stretcher. US marines transfer their colleague Jeremy Hanley from Massachusetts, who was wounded during insurgent attacks, to an ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” an 1-214 aviation regiment in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand province in the south Afghanistan, Sunday, 15 May 2011 of the year.



8. US Army Marine Jerome Hanley from Massachusetts, who was injured during insurgent attacks, was sent to hospital by an ambulance helicopter of the US Army Dust Off Task Force 1-214 Aviation Regiment in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand Province, on Southern Afghanistan, Sunday, 15 May 2011.



9. US Army medic Daniel Miller, right, provides cover, while US marines transfer a wounded colleague to the ambulance helicopter of the US Army Dust Off Task Force 1-214 Aviation Regiment in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand Province, on Southern Afghanistan, Sunday, May 13, 2011.



10. US Army medic Daniel Miller, right, provides cover, while US marines transfer a wounded colleague to the ambulance helicopter of the US Army Dust Off Task Force 1-214 Aviation Regiment in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand Province, on Southern Afghanistan, Sunday, May 13, 2011.



11. US Army medic Daniel Miller, right, and crew captain Jenny Martinez are assisting a wounded US Marine soldier aboard the US Army Dust Off Target Helicopter 1-214 Aviation Regiment in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand province Southern Afghanistan, Sunday, May 13, 2011.



12. Medic US Army. Bob Winchester from Alaska and US Marines evacuate a wounded soldier who was shot during an exchange of gunmen with gunmen into an ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” an 1-214 aviation regiment in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand province Southern Afghanistan, Sunday, May 11, 2011.



13. A relative near a wounded Afghan boy who suffered burns in the ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” 1-214 Aviation Regiment from Moussa Kala in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Sunday, 11 May 2011 of the year.



14. An injured Afghan boy with severe burns in the ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” 1-214 Aviation Regiment from Moussa Qala in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Sunday, 11 May 2011.



15. US Army soldier Bob Winchester from Alaska, on the left, stands next to an Afghan boy lying on a stretcher who was shot in the stomach in an ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” 1-214 aviation regiment from Moussa Kala in the conflict zone to north of Sangin, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Sunday, May 11, 2011.



16. An Afghan boy wounded in the stomach is taken to hospital in an ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” an 1-214 aviation regiment from Moussa Qala in the conflict zone north of Sangin, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Sunday, 11 in May 2011.



17. The marines carry the injured comrade, 10 May 2011, into the evacuation ambulance helicopter.



18. The commander of the US Army soldier Jenny Martinez provides cover, while the helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” 1-214 air regiment picks up a US Marine soldier wounded near Sangin, in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Tuesday, May 10 2011 of the year.



19. US Army Medic Sergeant Jose Rivera, right, and crew commander Torell Bryant stand by the helicopter during refueling in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Monday, 9 May 2011.



20. A US Army medical officer, Sergeant Jose Rivera, is inspecting an ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” an 1-214 aviation regiment in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Tuesday, 9 in May 2011.



21. Doctors unload a stretcher with a wounded soldier from the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” 1-214 aviation helicopter helicopter regiment in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Monday, 9 May 2011.



22. The medical commander Torell Bryant is assisting the wounded aboard of the ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” an 1-214 aviation regiment in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Monday, 9 May 2011.



23. US Army Officer Bob Winchester from Alaska, left, and Medic Eric Green assist the injured gunshot wound on board the ambulance helicopter of the US Army Dust Off Task Force 1-214 aviation regiment in Sangin district in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan , Sunday, 8 May 2011 of the year.



24. Erik Green from Michigan assists a wounded Afghani on the way to the hospital aboard the US Army Target Assistance Ambulance helicopter “Dust Off,” an 1-214 aviation regiment in the Sangin area in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Sunday, 8 May 2011.



25. The wounded during the explosion of the marine transferred to the ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” the 1-214 aviation regiment in the Sangin area in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Sunday, 8 May 2011.



26. A helicopter flies over Edie's forward operational base, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Sunday, May 8, 2011.



27. NATO soldiers are transferring a wounded Afghan to the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” an 1-214 air regiment helicopter in the Sangin region in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Friday, 6 May 2011.



28. Medic Torrell Brian holds a drip for a wounded Afghan man aboard the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” an ambulance helicopter for the 1-214 aviation regiment in Sangin district in Helmand province in southern Afghanistan, Friday, 6 May 2011.



29. The commander of a US Army soldier, Jenny Martinez, conducts a helicopter inspection, while another helicopter approaches the landing at Edi’s forward operational base, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Friday, 6 May 2011.



30. The crew of the ambulance helicopter of the US Army Task Force “Dust Off,” an 1-214 air regiment, is heated by fire at Edi’s forward operational base, in Helmand province, southern Afghanistan, Thursday, 5 May 2011.



31. US Army soldier Jerome Hopkins at Edie's Forward Operations Base, in Helmand Province, Southern Afghanistan, Thursday, May 5, 2011.


32. The US Army Army Air Force Task Force “Dust Off,” 1-214 Air Regiment helicopter flies over Kandahar Province in Afghanistan, Wednesday, 4 May 2011.
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