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SAPPER team shakes the field

Soldiers from the 251st Engineering Company (SAPPERS), Maine Army National Guard shook the fields at Fort Devens this weekend, conducting demolitions training using C4 explosives. Sgt. Paul Simoneau said the training reinforced their skill set and helped to make the soldiers more comfortable with explosives. "Being a SAPPER is a pride thing," said Simoneau. "We have camaraderie; we work together as a team. I know he's got my back, and I have his." (Maine Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Angela Parady, 121st Public Affairs Detachment.)



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This work, SAPPER team shakes the field [Image 3 of 4], by SGT Angela Parady, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.17.2013

Date Posted:08.27.2013 11:52

Photo ID:1003878

VIRIN:130817-Z-SC231-058

Resolution:2262x3393

Size:1.17 MB

Location:FORT DEVENS, MA, USGlobe

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