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I MEF (FWD) deploys to Afghanistan

Sgt. Joshua Anderson, combat engineer with I Marine Expeditionary Force (Forward), plays with his daughter, Michelle, 1, Feb. 27, as approximately 150 Marines and sailors prepare to deploy to Afghanistan. Family members and friends gathered to say goodbye to the Marines and sailors who would be forward deployed for approximately one year.



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This work, I MEF (FWD) deploys to Afghanistan [Image 3 of 5], by Sgt Jennifer Pirante, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.27.2012

Date Posted:02.29.2012 14:23

Photo ID:533105

VIRIN:120227-M-KW153-041

Resolution:2000x1333

Size:1.83 MB

Location:CAMP PENDLETON, CA, USGlobe

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