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Capt. Robert Weakland scouts the Essayons

Capt. Robert Weakland pilots a Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter May 29 while scouting the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers’ hopper dredge, the Essayons, while it worked in the Cook Inlet Navigation Channel during the summer. Weakland and Maj. Eric Marcellus are both civil engineers for the Alaska District and serve as aviators in the Alaska Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment. (Courtesy Photo)



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This work, Capt. Robert Weakland scouts the Essayons [Image 3 of 3], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.29.2013

Date Posted:10.21.2013 19:00

Photo ID:1037816

VIRIN:130529-A-CE999-001

Resolution:1920x1080

Size:364.78 KB

Location:ANCHORAGE, AK, USGlobe

Hometown:ANCHORAGE, AK, US

Hometown:FONTANA, CA, US

Hometown:FORT RUCKER, AL, US

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