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10 SB coordinates air drop missions

David R. Thompson, a loadmaster with the Flightworks Inc., begins a systems check on an automatic cargo release system, Aug. 8, 2012, inside of a Caribou aircraft. Thompson has completed 50 air drop missions as a loadmaster, helping to deliver cargo to Joint Sustainment Command – Afghanistan soldiers and Special Forces operational teams.

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This work, 10 SB coordinates air drop missions [Image 3 of 4], by SGT Gregory Williams, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.07.2012

Date Posted:08.13.2012 08:42

Photo ID:644280



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