Photo Essay: US Army Apaches, Black Hawks in Afghanistan

In his photo essay, “Task Force Griffin Operation in Kunduz,” Capt. Brain Harris documented May 31, 2017, in the lives of U.S. Army Soldiers and their Sikorsky Black Hawks and Boeing Apaches in Kunduz, Afghanistan. Assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, the soldiers support Operation Freedom’s Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission. All photos were taken by Harris.

A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division scans below during a flight near Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division prepare to depart for a mission in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division waits for an AH-64E Apache helicopter to land for refueling and rearming in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division land for fuel in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division land for fuel in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
A U.S. Army Soldier assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division signals to start fuel flow during refueling of an AH-64E Apache helicopter in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division prepare to depart for a mission in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division land for fuel while another crew receives theirs in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division load an AGM-114 Hellfire missile on an AH-64E Apache helicopter in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter pilots assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division reposition to pick-up passengers in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division prepares to land in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division directs passengers during loading in Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.
A U.S. Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crew chief assigned to Task Force Griffin, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division scans below during a flight near Kunduz, Afghanistan, May 31, 2017. The Griffins are working hard to support U.S. Forces Afghanistan as part of Operation Freedom's Sentinel and Resolute Support Mission.

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