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Final checks

Army Maj. Gary McDonald, the commandant of the U.S. Army Alaska Northern Warfare Training Center inspects his harness and climbing equipment. Additional protective covering for the exposed skin, like the cloth covering shown here is vital as reflected solar radiation from the ice and snow can more than double a person’s UV exposure on the glacier.



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This work, Final checks [Image 2 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 13:40

Photo ID:584454

VIRIN:120517-A-#####-219

Resolution:3872x2592

Size:2.01 MB

Location:KAHILTNA GLACIER BASE CAMP, AK, US

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