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PRT Laghman conducts weapons training

Army Sgt. Lucas Simmons, a trained sniper from the Rhode Island National Guard's 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1-182 Infantry Regiment and North Smithfield, R.I., native, observes as Air Force Staff Sgt. Abner Cornell fires the M24 Sniper Rifle Nov. 7 near Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam in Laghman province, Afghanistan. Cornell, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native deployed from Langley Air Force Base, Va., and other airmen received instruction from Simmons and other soldiers on advanced weapons like the MK-19 grenade launcher and M2 .50-caliber machine gun during a training mission. The pair are assigned to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team.



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This work, PRT Laghman conducts weapons training [Image 3 of 12], by Capt. Tony Vincelli, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.07.2011

Date Posted:11.08.2011 08:05

Photo ID:485441

VIRIN:111107-F-WB064-021

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:1.11 MB

Location:LAGHMAN PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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