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India Company, 3/5 Dark Horse Marines use solar power to brighten mission accomplishment

Marines with 1st Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, fill out Experimental Forward Operating Base surveys at Patrol Base Sparks in Sangin District, Dec. 29. In the background, analysts with Marine Corps Operational Test & Evaluation Activity supervise the data collection. The MCOTEA team will analyze the data and pass their assessments to higher headquarters. The Marines and sailors of ā€˜Iā€™ Company, 3/5, have been testing the Experimental Forward Operating Base solar energy devices since pre-deployment training in July.



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This work, India Company, 3/5 Dark Horse Marines use solar power to brighten mission accomplishment [Image 2 of 4], by MSgt William Price, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.29.2010

Date Posted:01.06.2011 12:27

Photo ID:355666

VIRIN:101229-M-#####-002

Resolution:504x384

Size:117.88 KB

Location:PATROL BASE SPARKS, AF

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