Giant Helicopter About to Lift a Humvee—AKA Sometimes the Military Looks Like a Helluva Fun Time

Here are three Airmen from the 621st Contingency Response Wing tying a Humvee to a U.S. Marine Corps CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter—one huge mother that is. This whole lifting trucks in the air business seems like a lot of fun.

I just love how calm everything looks in this gundamesque still. The Airmen preparing the car as if nothing was going on. One of the helicopter's crew members looking out, business as usual, lah dee-lah dee-lah, just another day in the Marines. And that giant helo frozen in the air, so peaceful—even while it's obvious that its thunder must be deafening. Poetry in flight, I tell you. [USAF Flickr]