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Air Drop

Marines from 3rd Battalion, 11th Marines and soldiers from Afghan National Army rush back to their vehicles to pick up supplies from an air drop July 5 outside Fire Base Fiddler Green. A KC-130 dropped 12 pallets of fuel, food and water to support the personnel at the fire base.



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This work, Air Drop, by Sgt Scott Whittington, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.05.2009

Date Posted:10.24.2009 02:55

Photo ID:216411

VIRIN:090705-M-#####-003

Resolution:2250x1349

Size:299.68 KB

Location:FIRE BASE FIDDLER GREEN, AF

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