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Quick Strike Battalion Relieves Gunslingers in Iraq

2nd Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment Commander, Lt. Col. Kevin Christensen (left) and 1st Sgt. Edgardo Cuadrado furl their unit colors during a transfer of authority ceremony, Aug. 18, 2008. After 15 months in Iraq, the 'Gunslingers' were officially replaced in their role as the attack aviation asset for Multi-National Corps – Iraq by their sister battalion, 3rd Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment. Both units hail from Illesheim, Germany, and work for U.S. Army Europe's 12th Combat Aviation Brigade.



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This work, Quick Strike Battalion Relieves Gunslingers in Iraq [Image 2 of 3], by SFC Chris Seaton, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.18.2008

Date Posted:08.27.2008 13:22

Photo ID:111339

VIRIN:080827-A-#####-002

Resolution:1750x1250

Size:646.84 KB

Location:BALAD, IQGlobe

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