by SSgt Sandra Welch

U.S. Army Sgt. Megan Smith, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade medic, reviews a patient's medical records during a patient transfer in Afghanistan, July 22, 2014.  (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Sandra Welch/Released)

Photographer's Narrative


In this DUSTOFF photo, this man was fighting for his life. We headed straight to the hospital to pick-up a patient being transferred to Bagram Air Field. The efficiency of the crew and the urgency of moment were intense but the team remained calm and professional. It was truly amazing being able to capture this.