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US, Australia wing exchange

The four Australian jump masters that flew in and jumped with the American task force from Alaska were presented U.S. jump wings by Lt, Col. Patrick Ellis, the battalion commander for the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment, as part of a traditional military exchange between the two airborne units.



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This work, US, Australia wing exchange [Image 2 of 4], by SSG Matthew Winstead, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.17.2011

Date Posted:08.31.2011 18:26

Photo ID:450317

VIRIN:110717-A-#####-624

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:5.78 MB

Location:JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, AK, USGlobe

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