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Operation Noel: Marine helicopters spread Christmas spirit in Afghanistan

Marines at a forward operating base in Helmand province, Afghanistan, carry care packages delivered by Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, Dec. 25. The Marine Corps helicopter squadron flew thousands of pounds of care packages to infantry Marines at austere combat outposts in Afghanistan on Christmas Day.



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This work, Operation Noel: Marine helicopters spread Christmas spirit in Afghanistan [Image 12 of 13], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.25.2011

Date Posted:12.25.2011 05:56

Photo ID:503586

VIRIN:111225-M-#####-002

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:4.86 MB

Location:HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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