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Vermont Guard Unit Adjusts to Changing Mission

U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth L. Smith of Hyde Park, Vt. a vehicle operator and section leader with the Vermont National Guard's 172nd Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion, Echo Company, Distribution Platoon, from Morrisville, Vt., adjusts a strap before attempting to remove a rock from the tire of a Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle at Forward Operating Base Herrera, Paktya province, Afghanistan, April 12. Since arriving in theater less than a month ago, the Distribution Platoon has already conducted more than ten missions hauling invaluable supplies to FOBs all across Paktya province.



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This work, Vermont Guard Unit Adjusts to Changing Mission [Image 3 of 3], by SGT Andrew Reagan, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.12.2010

Date Posted:04.17.2010 09:17

Photo ID:270072

VIRIN:100412-A-#####-001

Resolution:1395x2100

Size:534.46 KB

Location:PAKTYA PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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