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Palmetto Lightning tests winter weather response

U.S. Army soldiers from the South Carolina National Guard's 1050th Transportation Battalion prepared medium tactical vehicle wreckers to practice hooking up and towing highway patrol vehicles during the Palmetto Lightning exercise in Greenville Nov. 2, 2013. Palmetto Lightning is an exercise that tests the S.C. National Guard's response to winter storms and their ability to assist local law enforcement. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Erica Knight/Released)



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This work, Palmetto Lightning tests winter weather response [Image 12 of 12], by SSG Erica Knight, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.02.2013

Date Posted:11.04.2013 10:53

Photo ID:1046285

VIRIN:131102-Z-DH163-001

Resolution:3600x2400

Size:4.81 MB

Location:GREENVILLE, SC, USGlobe

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