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Operation Noel: Marine helicopters spread Christmas spirit in Afghanistan

Staff Sgt. Michael Evans, a crew chief with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369, checks care packages loaded onto a Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, 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 9 of 13], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.25.2011

Date Posted:12.25.2011 05:59

Photo ID:503589

VIRIN:111225-M-#####-005

Resolution:3744x5616

Size:6.54 MB

Location:CAMP BASTION, AFGlobe

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