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Just one of the guys

U.S. Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Lindsey Bakke, a master at arms with Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah 13-15, grapples with U.S. Army Spc. Bentley Davis during a Security Force combatives class on Forward Operating Base Farah, Aug. 21. 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. She participates in all of the team activities, including combatives and PT.



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This work, Just one of the guys [Image 2 of 32], by SSgt Jonathan Lovelady, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.21.2012

Date Posted:08.27.2012 05:25

Photo ID:652368

VIRIN:120821-F-YA200-321

Resolution:2000x1331

Size:1.58 MB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE FARAH, AFGlobe

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