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Operation Hardwood takes place on VBC

Brian Gregory, (left) head coach, University of Dayton, Ohio, socializes and talks shop (basketball) with Command Sgt. Major Derrick Maffett, 3rd Brigade, 101st Airborne Division's (Air Assault) Special Troops Battalion and native of Cleveland, Ohio, after a tournament game at Camp Liberty's Field House on, Aug. 9, 2008. The game and basketball clinic was part of a USO and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Tour that came to Iraq and hosted Operation Hardwood: Hoops with the Troops. United States collegiate basketball coaches visited and shared wisdom with U.S. Soldiers during an organized tournament and basketball clinic.



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This work, Operation Hardwood takes place on VBC [Image 4 of 4], by LTC Michael Indovina, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.09.2008

Date Posted:08.11.2008 14:19

Photo ID:107909

VIRIN:080811-A-#####-001

Resolution:1250x1805

Size:196.96 KB

Location:BAGHDAD, IQGlobe

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