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Air Cav Soldiers go to the mat

Staff Sgt. Nathaniel Landis (red belt), from Graham, Wash., the battalion motor pool sergeant for 615th Aviation Support Battalion, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, escapes a submission attempt by his oponent and goes on to win the match during a combatives tournament, Aug. 29, Camp Taji, Iraq. Although Landis did not go on to win his weight class, he felt his team performed well. "I think they really came out of their shell and showed what they can actually do - nobody clamed up or tensed up," he said.



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This work, Air Cav Soldiers go to the mat [Image 2 of 5], by SGT Travis Zielinski, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.29.2009

Date Posted:08.31.2009 11:15

Photo ID:199972

VIRIN:090831-A-#####-004

Resolution:1200x1800

Size:389.18 KB

Location:CAMP TAJI, IQGlobe

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