War at the Edge of the Ramp


Chinook crew chief keeps watch beside his M240 machine gun during a mission in Eastern Afghanistan, legs dangling in space and attached to the aircraft only by what the aviators call a monkey line. TF-Steelhead, Oregon National Guard and Washington National Guard, September 2010. Bravo 1-168 GSAB.


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2 thoughts on “War at the Edge of the Ramp

  1. My heart jumps into my throat with each picture of one of our troops in danger – can’t seem to shake it.

  2. A striking photograph. I’m still not sure that these people are worth the lives of good men.

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