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Iraqi-based Industrial Zone opens two new facilities in Balad

Sgt. 1st Class Richard Webb, 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Iraqi-based Industrial Zone Asphalt project officer, poses with local Iraqi asphalt workers, Oct. 7, 2008, following a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new asphalt plant at Joint Base Balad, Iraq. Webb, a native of Worthington, Ind., played a crucial role in fortifying the plant's location on post by adding concrete barriers and razor wire around the perimeter and removing tons of debris from the landscape.



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This work, Iraqi-based Industrial Zone opens two new facilities in Balad [Image 11 of 15], by SSG Les Newport, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.07.2008

Date Posted:10.11.2008 12:14

Photo ID:121461

VIRIN:081011-A-#####-005

Resolution:448x300

Size:143.75 KB

Location:BALAD, IQGlobe

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