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On rappel!

Lt. Col. Bob O'Brien, commander, 5th Ranger Training Battalion, Camp Merrill, Ga. and another soldier rappel from a cliff near Black Rapids Training Site, Alaska, during the recent Assault Climber Course (courtesy photo).



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This work, On rappel!, by MAJ Joel Anderson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.19.2012

Date Posted:09.10.2012 20:04

Photo ID:661220

VIRIN:120819-A-#####-689

Resolution:4000x3000

Size:6.28 MB

Location:FORT WAINWRIGHT, AK, USGlobe

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