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Soldier aims high

Pfc. Brenda Watkins of Fort Lewis, Wash., with the 21st Inland Cargo Transfer Company, 419th Combat Services Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, contributes significantly to the Centralized Shipping and Receiving Point's success as a Heavy Wheeled Vehicle Truck Driver. She logs over 150 miles per week with numerous missions all over Camp Taji, Iraq. Her main objective is what the Soldiers call the daily Pineapple Express, the transportation of all supplies and cargo from the CRSP yard to the Supply and Support Activity area. Watkins receives an award for the Muleskinner of the week for all of her hard work.



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This work, Soldier aims high, by SSG Rex Tran, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.27.2009

Date Posted:08.31.2009 07:26

Photo ID:199877

VIRIN:090831-A-#####-001

Resolution:471x407

Size:94.65 KB

Location:CAMP TAJI, IQGlobe

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