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Hometown heroes: Operation Eagle Hunt's Team 1

Irwin, Pa., native Sgt. Mitchell Lander relaxes in a secure, abandoned compound. The enlisted advisor with Team 1, Border Advisor Team 1, helped his team leader with organizing security patrols and advising the Afghan Border Police during Operation Eagle Hunt. The Afghan-led operation was a small shaping operation to clear the Taghaz area of southern Helmand in preparation for future counterinsurgency operations to expand Afghan-led security.



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This work, Hometown heroes: Operation Eagle Hunt's Team 1 [Image 15 of 25], by Sgt Marco Mancha, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.23.2011

Date Posted:12.23.2011 04:27

Photo ID:503257

VIRIN:111209-M-PE262-013

Resolution:5498x3594

Size:1004.1 KB

Location:HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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