by SSgt Sandra Welch

Provincial Reconstruction Team Khost members hustle to a UH-60 Blackhawk to depart the Jaji Maidan District after conducting quality assurance and control inspections of school, clinic and computer lab projects, Khost Province, Afghanistan, Sept. 6, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


I knew this moment was about to happen. We visited Jaji Maidan District about once a month and as soon as the helicopters where in sight I had my camera setup and ready. I waited for the moment and captured it as my team ran to the Blackhawk.