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Vermont Guard Unit Adjusts to Changing Mission

(From left) U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Duane E. French of Johnson, Vt., U.S. Army Spc. Christopher M. Baker of Morrisville, Vt., and U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kenneth L. Smith of Hyde Park, Vt., all with the Vermont National Guard's 172nd Infantry Division, 3rd Battalion, Echo Company, Distribution Platoon, from Morrisville, Vt., attempt 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 10 missions hauling invaluable supplies to FOBs all across Paktya province.



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This work, Vermont Guard Unit Adjusts to Changing Mission [Image 1 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:270075

VIRIN:100412-A-#####-002

Resolution:2100x1455

Size:782.28 KB

Location:PAKTYA PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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