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Iron Dragon competition comes to Afghanistan

Army 1st Lt. Travis Wright, the joint visitors bureau officer in charge and adjutant for the commanding officer, assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, demonstrates the proper push-up position for personnel conducting the Iron Dragon physical fitness competition in Paktika Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 19, 2012. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt Gene Arnold, Task Force 4-1 PAO)



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This work, Iron Dragon competition comes to Afghanistan [Image 4 of 4], by SGT Gene Arnold, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.19.2012

Date Posted:10.21.2012 07:52

Photo ID:764402

VIRIN:121019-A-#####-596

Resolution:5184x3456

Size:1.12 MB

Location:PAKTIKA PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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