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‘Light Guard’ Inducts New NCO’s to Corps

Receiving his certificate certifying him in the non-commissioned officers corps is Sgt. Billy Amman, assigned to the 656th Transportation Company, 1225th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, Task Force Resolute, during the 1225th CSSB, Task Force Light Guard NCO Induction Ceremony at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, May 31.



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This work, ‘Light Guard’ Inducts New NCO’s to Corps [Image 2 of 7], by SGT Edwin Rodriguez, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.30.2011

Date Posted:05.31.2011 08:51

Photo ID:408945

VIRIN:110530-A-#####-574

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:6.33 MB

Location:KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, AFGlobe

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First Sgt. William Jones, Headquarters Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, Task Force Resolute, lights one of three candles during the non-commissioned officer induction ceremony May 11 on Kandahar Airfield. The red candle represents the past and the blood that was shed; the white candle represents the present and purity; and the blue candle represents the future and loyalty to our country.

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