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2-44th ADA cases its colors

Col. Edward J. O’Neill, commander of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade from Fort Bragg, N.C., speaks during a color casing ceremony for the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Jan. 10, at Fort Campbell, Ky. The battalion took approximately 80 days to transform from an Avenger battalion to a Counter-Rocket, Artillery, and Mortar unit, with the capability to protect U.S. forces from indirect fire in Afghanistan. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Leejay Lockhart, 101st Sustainment Brigade Public Affairs)



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This work, 2-44th ADA cases its colors [Image 2 of 2], by SGT Leejay Lockhart, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.10.2014

Date Posted:01.23.2014 14:44

Photo ID:1154670

VIRIN:140110-A-LS265-076

Resolution:3240x2430

Size:1.45 MB

Location:FORT CAMPBELL, KY, USGlobe

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