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Eight teams, two countries, one course

143d Sustainment Commmand (Expeditionary) Soldiers Cpl. Chuck Kwon (front) and Spc. Duncan Hayward (rear) climb over a wall Dec. 18 at Camp Samoud, Kuwait. The wall was one of more than a dozen challenges two teams from the 143d ESC and six teams from the Kuwait Natonal Guard faced during Camp Samoud's first obstacle course race that featured American and Kuwaiti forces.



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This work, Eight teams, two countries, one course [Image 3 of 7], by SGT John Carkeet IV, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.18.2013

Date Posted:12.27.2013 07:18

Photo ID:1144205

VIRIN:131218-A-DB402-547

Resolution:1990x2609

Size:1.64 MB

Location:CAMP SAMOUD, KW

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