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Afghan mortarmen test their mettle

A 4th Brigade, 201st Afghan National Army Corps soldier drops a 60mm mortar round down the tube to launch down range, Jan. 8, 2014, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, during the ANA’s cumulative training exercise with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment. Effective indirect fire is an essential part to modern military operations and will serve the ANA well during the upcoming presidential elections. 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 3 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 00:16

Photo ID:1149613

VIRIN:140108-A-CB167-010

Resolution:1800x2631

Size:1.06 MB

Location:LAGHMAN PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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