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Turning wrenches isn’t all TF Guns’ mechanics do

Spc. Chloe Griffith (left), a native of Ventura, Calif., a utilities equipment repair specialist, Pfc. Shawn Crofutt (center), a quartermaster and chemical equipment repair specialist, and Sgt. Nathaniel Murphy (right), a native of Long Island, N.Y., a wheeled vehicle mechanic and the ground maintenance shop foreman, drink water and hydrate while they wait for a soldier who they must transport via the MRAP behind them in order to get the passenger to another outlying base here Jan 11. In a unique turn of events, the ground maintenance platoon of Company E, Task Force Guns, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, have been regularly performing convoy missions outside of their FOB in order to transport personnel as well as supplies and equipment, a role traditionally held by combat arms troopers.

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This work, Turning wrenches isn’t all TF Guns’ mechanics do [Image 3 of 3], by SGT Richard Wrigley, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.11.2012

Date Posted:01.15.2012 09:24

Photo ID:510153



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Turning wrenches isn’t all TF Guns’ mechanics do


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