BY SGT. DANIEL SCHROEDER – KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – The rotor blades of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters beat hard through the dust as they drew closer to the ground.

The wheels touched and the aircraft came to a stop while Pathfinders assigned to F Company, 2nd Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade and Soldiers from 2nd Afghan National Civil Order Patrol Special Weapons And Tactics (ANCOP SWAT) team unloaded the helicopter in close vicinity to a suspicious vehicle in Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, March 16.

This is the 4th time 25th CAB Pathfinders and Afghan soldiers worked side-by-side on Operation Pranoo Verbena where their teamwork and joint professionalism is proving successful in disrupting Taliban operations.

Story and photos by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs