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Psy Ops drop lets message drift down from Afghan sky

Marine Cpl. Jameson Dudley, left, crew master with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, and Army Sgt. Nijoku Odom, right, intelligence analyst with 303rd psychological operations company, throw leaflets from a KC-130 Super Hercules over southern Afghanistan, on Aug. 28, 2013.

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By STARS AND STRIPES Published: August 29, 2013

OVER THE SKIES OF AFGHANISTAN — A KC-130 Super Hercules was flying over southern Afghanistan on Wednesday, Aug. 28, 2013, with a message to deliver to those below.

Aboard the aircraft were members of the 303rd Psychological Operations Company along with the flight crew from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252.

As the aircraft passed over selected areas, leaflets by the thousands were thrown out the tail end and scattered to the wind.

The hope was that the leaflets drifting down from the sky would reach their intended audiences and convince locals to support Coalition efforts to defeat the insurgency influence in the region.

The photo gallery images were taken by a military journalist and posted on the Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System.
 

Marine Sgt. Joseph Szombathelyi, load master with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 252, prepares to drop leaflets from a KC-130 Super Hercules over southern Afghanistan, on Aug. 28, 2013.
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