Blackhawks get first class flight

Tech. Sgt. John Crowe, 436th Airlift Wing aircraft loadmaster, pulls a tow cable towards a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. An aircrew from Dover Air Force Base traveled to Bagram, to assist Army flying units pack and transport the Blackhawks back to home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Tech. Sgt. John Crowe, 436th Airlift Wing aircraft loadmaster, pulls a tow cable towards a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. An aircrew from Dover Air Force Base traveled to Bagram, to assist Army flying units pack and transport the Blackhawks back to home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

A Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk is guided into a C-5 Galaxy for transport, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. When Army aircrew units redeploy back to their home stations, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back on aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy. As the Air Force’s largest strategic airlifter, the C-5 can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

A Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk is guided into a C-5 Galaxy for transport, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. When Army aircrew units redeploy back to their home stations, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back on aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy. As the Air Force’s largest strategic airlifter, the C-5 can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

A Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk is hauled into a C-5 Galaxy for transport, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. When Army aircrew units redeploy back to their home stations, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back on aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy. As the Air Force’s largest strategic airlifter, the C-5 can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

A Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk is hauled into a C-5 Galaxy for transport, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. When Army aircrew units redeploy back to their home stations, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back on aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy. As the Air Force’s largest strategic airlifter, the C-5 can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

A Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk is hauled into a C-5 Galaxy for transport, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. When Army aircrew units redeploy back to their home stations, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back on aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy. As the Air Force’s largest strategic airlifter, the C-5 can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

A Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk is hauled into a C-5 Galaxy for transport, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. When Army aircrew units redeploy back to their home stations, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back on aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy. As the Air Force’s largest strategic airlifter, the C-5 can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Tech. Sgt. John Crowe, 436th Airlift Wing aircraft loadmaster, connects a tow cable to a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. An aircrew from Dover Air Force Base traveled to Bagram, to assist Army flying units pack and transport the Blackhawks back to home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Tech. Sgt. John Crowe, 436th Airlift Wing aircraft loadmaster, connects a tow cable to a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. An aircrew from Dover Air Force Base traveled to Bagram, to assist Army flying units pack and transport the Blackhawks back to home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Senior Airman Maxwell Lucchesi, 436th Airlift Wing aircraft loadmaster, gives a mission and safety brief to other aircrew members, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. Lucchesi was part of an aircrew team from Dover Air Force Base, who traveled to Bagram to help pack and transport Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawks back to home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Senior Airman Maxwell Lucchesi, 436th Airlift Wing aircraft loadmaster, gives a mission and safety brief to other aircrew members, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. Lucchesi was part of an aircrew team from Dover Air Force Base, who traveled to Bagram to help pack and transport Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawks back to home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

U.S. Army and Air Force aircrew members work with Department of Defense contractors to load UH-60 Blackhawks on to C-5 Galaxy aircraft. As Army aircrew units redeploy, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back to home stations with the owning units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

U.S. Army and Air Force aircrew members work with Department of Defense contractors to load UH-60 Blackhawks on to C-5 Galaxy aircraft. As Army aircrew units redeploy, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back to home stations with the owning units. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Daniel White, brigade aviation maintenance officer, aligns wood pieces on a C-5 Galaxy, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. The wood pieces were used to build a ramp to help load a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk for transport. The Air Force C-5 Galaxy is a military transport aircraft and can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Daniel White, brigade aviation maintenance officer, aligns wood pieces on a C-5 Galaxy, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. The wood pieces were used to build a ramp to help load a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk for transport. The Air Force C-5 Galaxy is a military transport aircraft and can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Anthony Fruge, Department of Defense contractor, uses a tractor to tow a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. Airfield contractors work with aircrew members, such as loadmasters to load and unload helicopters off of aircraft when deploying and redeploying back to home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Anthony Fruge, Department of Defense contractor, uses a tractor to tow a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. Airfield contractors work with aircrew members, such as loadmasters to load and unload helicopters off of aircraft when deploying and redeploying back to home stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

Michael Ballew, Department of Defense contractor, connects a tow bar to a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. When Army aircrew units redeploy back to their home stations, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back on aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy. As the Air Force’s largest strategic airlifter, the C-5 can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)
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Michael Ballew, Department of Defense contractor, connects a tow bar to a Sikorsky UH-60 Blackhawk, Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 8, 2016. When Army aircrew units redeploy back to their home stations, the Blackhawks are packed up and transported back on aircraft such as the C-5 Galaxy. As the Air Force’s largest strategic airlifter, the C-5 can handle a payload of up to 5 helicopters. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Justyn M. Freeman)

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