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Turning wrenches isn’t all TF Guns’ mechanics do

Spc. Chloe Griffith, a native of Ventura, Calif., a utilities equipment repair specialist for Company E, Task Force Guns, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, traverses the gun turret to the left and ensures the weapon is clear before re-entering Forward Operating Base Kunduz after transporting a soldier to another outlying base nearby here Jan 11. In a unique turn of events, the ground maintenance platoon of Company E, TF Guns, 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 1 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 09:25

Photo ID:510155

VIRIN:120111-A-#####-073

Resolution:1219x1680

Size:1.18 MB

Location:FORWARD OPERATIING BASE KUNDUZ, AF

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