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Just one of the guys

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lindsey Bakke (left), a master at arms with Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah 13-15, gives a thumbs up signal while standing watch during her shift at the entry control point on Forward Operating Base Farah, Aug. 13. Bakke is the assistant Sergeant of the Guard for PRT Farah and is the only female assigned to an all Army infantry unit during their nine month tour in Afghanistan.

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This work, Just one of the guys [Image 15 of 32], by SSgt Jonathan Lovelady, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.13.2012

Date Posted:08.27.2012 05:19

Photo ID:652332



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