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Small debris, big problem

Two soldiers from Company E, 4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, pick up foreign object debris at a forward arming and refueling point on Forward Operating Base Geronimo during training at the Joint Readiness Training Center near Fort Polk, La., Oct. 12. Foreign object debris is created from an endless variety of sources, including dropped parts, tools, trash, deteriorating pavement and other extraneous material that could interfere with aircraft operations.

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This work, Small debris, big problem [Image 2 of 2], by SGT Shanika Futrell, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.12.2012

Date Posted:10.17.2012 17:28

Photo ID:731343



Size:5.15 MB

Location:FORT POLK, LA, USGlobe

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