BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (DATE, 2008) – In southern Afghanistan, the aircraft of 1st Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, Task Force Eagle Assault patrols the skies over some of the most rugged terrain in the world.
In an area dominated by desert badlands, TF Eagle Assault is a lifeline for troops of almost a dozen nations.
“We will fly upwards of 2,000 missions,” said Lt. Col. Tommy Stauss, the unit’s commander. “It’s a very large area. It constitutes 20 to 30 percent of the country.”