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Carrying on a family tradition

Spc. Marie MacDonald, from Chattanooga, Tenn., a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter mechanic, 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, carefully performs a maintenance check on the ambulatory litter system of a medevac Black Hawk at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 11, as the battalion readies its aircraft for their upcoming deployment to Iraq.



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This work, Carrying on a family tradition, by Alun Thomas, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.11.2009

Date Posted:05.11.2009 15:44

Photo ID:171183

VIRIN:090511-A-#####-030

Resolution:1800x1200

Size:1.1 MB

Location:CAMP BUEHRING, KWGlobe

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