Providing Avalanche Help

As if they don’t have enough to do in the war theater, USAF and Army medics joined with Afghanistan counterparts to aid some 276 individuals injured during an avalanche Feb. 9 in Parwan Province. In the early morning hours, helicopters began airlifting Afghanis, with about 70 initially delivered to Bagram Airfield, where the Air Force-led Craig Joint Theater Hospital had quickly expanded from a 41-bed facility to more than 100 beds. Some Afghan doctors, who were on hand for a trauma workshop, helped care for the evacuees. (Bagram report by SSgt. Richard Williams)