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US team trains, certifies Afghan soldiers on the big guns

Afghan National Army (ANA) howitzer crew members with 4th Battalion, 3rd Brigade, 201st Corps, pounds a spike into the ground to stabilize a D-30 122 mm howitzer prior to firing the weapon at Forward Operating Base Tagab, Kapisa province, Afghanistan, Sept. 5, 2013. U.S. Soldiers with Bravo Battery, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, provided training and certification. The Soldiers traveled throughout eastern Afghanistan advising and instructing ANA artillery soldiers on the proper handling of D-30s, a Soviet-made heavy artillery weapon capable of engaging targets more than 15 kilometers away. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor/Released)



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This work, US team trains, certifies Afghan soldiers on the big guns [Image 9 of 14], by SGT Margaret Taylor, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.05.2013

Date Posted:09.09.2013 10:41

Photo ID:1013143

VIRIN:130905-Z-SW098-014

Resolution:3106x2033

Size:942.65 KB

Location:KAPISA PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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