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Alaskan Airborne Brigade marks end of deployment

U.S. Army Col. Morris Goins, commander of the 4th Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, Task Force Spartan, speaks to an audience at a transfer of authority ceremony, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Oct. 6, 2012. The Spartan Brigade, based out of Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska, officially relinquished responsibility and operations of Forward Operating Base Salerno, and the Khowst and Paktya provinces to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air-Assault), Task Force Rakkasan, stationed at Fort Campbell, Ky.



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This work, Alaskan Airborne Brigade marks end of deployment [Image 1 of 2], by SGT Kimberly Trumbull, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.06.2012

Date Posted:10.09.2012 20:19

Photo ID:678710

VIRIN:121006-A-PO167-123

Resolution:864x576

Size:417.23 KB

Location:FORWARD OPERATING BASE SALERNO, AFGlobe

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Alaska paratroopers transfer Afghanistan mission to Rakkasans

Alaskan Airborne Brigade marks end of deployment

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