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Afghan mortarmen test their mettle

U.S. Army Spc. Anthony Barajas, helps 4th Brigade, 201st Afghan National Army soldiers prepare 60mm mortar rounds for their culminating day of training on the weapon system, Jan. 8, 2014, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi. With the skills and knowledge to engage their enemies with indirect fire, the ANA are much better equipped to secure their country for the upcoming presidential elections. Barajas, of Los Angeles, Calif., serves as a mortarman with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)



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This work, Afghan mortarmen test their mettle [Image 11 of 12], by SGT Eric Provost, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.08.2014

Date Posted:01.13.2014 00:14

Photo ID:1149605

VIRIN:140108-A-CB167-002

Resolution:1800x2710

Size:1.07 MB

Location:LAGHMAN PROVINCE, AFGlobe

Hometown:LOS ANGELES, CA, US

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