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2-244th soldier gives thumbs-up after hoist

A soldier with 2-244th Airfield Operations Battalion, Louisiana National Guard, gives a thumbs-up following his ascent on a jungle penetrator to a UH-60 Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter assigned to Task Force Gunfighters, 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division during hoist training at Multi-National Base Tarin Kot, Afghanistan, Sept. 20, 2013. “Jungle penetrators,” as forest penetrators are commonly called, earned the nickname in the jungles of Vietnam and are the primary means of extracting injured personnel when landing is impossible. (U.S. Army photo by Capt. Andrew Cochran/released)



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This work, 2-244th soldier gives thumbs-up after hoist [Image 2 of 2], by CPT Andrew Cochran, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.20.2013

Date Posted:09.25.2013 12:31

Photo ID:1025691

VIRIN:130920-A-VT601-011

Resolution:4001x2667

Size:1.95 MB

Location:MULTI-NATIONAL BASE TARIN KOT, AF

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