by SrA Matthew Bruch

A U.S. Air Force C-130H Hercules is prepped for flight at Anderson Air Force Base, Guam, before flying a humanitarian aid and disaster relief mission in support of Cope North 13, Feb. 6, 2013. Cope North is a multilateral aerial exercise, held once or twice yearly, designed to increase the combat readiness and interoperability of the U.S. Air Force, Japan Air Self-Defense Force, Royal Australian Air Force and other Pacific partner nations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Matthew Bruch/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


Flight engineers prep a C-130 before the pilots arrive. On this morning the lighting was great. I got to learn about the crews job and all the hard work these guys put in before a flight.