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US, Guyana Defense Forces reinforce friendship, cement partnership during Exercise Fused Response 2012

Through the use of a night vision device, a Guyana Defense Force soldier and a U.S. special operations force soldier pull security during a nighttime training event as part of Exercise Fused Response 2012 in the town of Maukuria, outside of Georgetown, March 8. The exercise involves forces from the U.S. military and Guyana Defense Force working together in order to enhance their collective ability to work together and improve interoperability.



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This work, US, Guyana Defense Forces reinforce friendship, cement partnership during Exercise Fused Response 2012 [Image 8 of 11], by SGT Joseph Tolliver, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.08.2012

Date Posted:03.13.2012 16:28

Photo ID:541364

VIRIN:120308-A-#####-004

Resolution:3812x2403

Size:911.07 KB

Location:GEORGETOWN, GYGlobe

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US, Guyana Defense Forces reinforce friendship, cement partnership during Exercise Fused Response 2012

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