by SSgt Evelyn Chavez

U.S. Air Force Airmen from the 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron break down an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, June 2, 2014. Helicopter maintainers here ensure Bagram’s combat search and rescue helicopters are ready to fly at a moment’s notice. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Evelyn Chavez/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


The unit was getting ready to redeploy, and I had never seen an HH-60 Pave Hawk taken apart. It was inspiring to see the teamwork necessary to accomplish such a huge task. I wanted to show how the unit pulled together while preparing to go home.