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Afghan mortarmen test their mettle

The 4th Brigade, 201st Afghan National Army Corps soldiers compete with each other in speed drills setting up their 60mm mortar systems, Jan. 8, 2014, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, during their final day of training with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment. The students were tested on this and many other mortar skills to become proficient with the systems while preparing to help secure the Afghan presidential elections coming up in just a few months. The 2nd Battalion is a part of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Eric Provost, Task Force Patriot PAO)



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This work, Afghan mortarmen test their mettle [Image 6 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 00:15

Photo ID:1149610

VIRIN:140108-A-CB167-007

Resolution:2400x1440

Size:1.18 MB

Location:LAGHMAN PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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