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Checking the ice

Separated by a distance of more than 100 meters after being dropped off on the Kahiltna Glacier, team members from the U.S. Army Alaska Northern Warfare Training Center probe the depth of the snow and ice to ensure safe passage before reuniting with the other half of their team and beginning their mission.



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This work, Checking the ice [Image 4 of 5], by SSG Matthew Winstead, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.17.2012

Date Posted:05.21.2012 13:38

Photo ID:584450

VIRIN:120517-A-#####-191

Resolution:3872x2592

Size:1.68 MB

Location:KAHILTNA GLACIER BASE CAMP, AK, US

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