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81st Brigade Combat Team commander visits troops

A military vehicle speeds past Col. Ronald Kapral, the 81st Brigade Combat Team commander, Lt. Col. Kenneth Garrison, the commander of the 81st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 81st BCT, Lt. Col. Alan Dorow, the commander of the 181st Brigade Support Battalion, 81st BCT, and Capt. Forrest Horan, the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 81st BSTB, 81st BCT, during training Feb. 6, 2009 at Contingency Operating Base Q-West, Iraq. About 2,400 Washington National Guardsmen and 900 California National Guardsmen deployed with the 81st BCT based out of Seattle in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in October. They are scheduled to return home this summer.



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This work, 81st Brigade Combat Team commander visits troops [Image 3 of 9], by SSG Emily Suhr, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.06.2009

Date Posted:02.13.2009 08:59

Photo ID:151001

VIRIN:090213-A-#####-007

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:1.88 MB

Location:CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE Q-WEST, IQGlobe

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