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Eight teams, two countries, one course

Army Capt. C. Russell Green, battle captain for the 143d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and a native of Midlothian, Va., wades through a pool Dec. 18 in Camp Samoud, Kuwait. The pool was one of more than a dozen challenges that awaited two 143d ESC teams and six Kuwaiti teams during the Kuwait National Guard's first obstacle course race that featured American and Kuwaiti service members.



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This work, Eight teams, two countries, one course [Image 1 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 09:07

Photo ID:1144253

VIRIN:131218-A-DB402-398

Resolution:3836x2541

Size:3.13 MB

Location:CAMP SAMOUD, KW

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