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Operation Noel: Marine helicopters spread Christmas spirit in Afghanistan

A Marine Corps UH-1Y Huey with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 369 flies the American flag while soaring above Helmand province, 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 5 of 13], is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.25.2011

Date Posted:12.25.2011 06:02

Photo ID:503593

VIRIN:111225-M-#####-009

Resolution:5616x3744

Size:3.54 MB

Location:HELMAND PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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