A U.S. Marine Corps UH-1Y Venom utility helicopter and an AH-1W Cobra attack helicopter with Marine Light Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) 469, Marine Aircraft Group 38, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), conduct operations over Helmand province, Afghanistan, Oct. 17, 2012. HMLA-469 provided air support for counter-insurgency operations in Helmand. (Sgt. Keonaona C. Paulo/USMC)
The surge in Afghanistan might be over, but that doesn’t mean that operations are. Here two helicopters provide support in Helmand province, Afghanistan.