Afghanistan Mi-17V5 and Growlers!


Ellington Field ( KEFD)  TX was bustling with transient traffic one this Houston TX springtime day. On the tarmac of KEFD we were presented with this Afghanistan Mi-17V5 “HIP” , under the 838th Air Expeditionary Advisory Group, 801st Air Expeditionary Advisory Squadron, Shindand Airbase , Afghanistan.



At about 1800hrs, we get a suprise visit from Electronic Attack Squadron 140 (VAQ-140) ” Patriots” home ported at NAS Whidbey Island, Washington. The EA-18G Growler came in for a quick gas and go.








Pictures by Bill Havel