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ANA 209th Corps combat engineers commence fully independent operations

Engineer Development Team member Spc. Derek Welsh and 420th Route Clearance Company Platoon Leader 1st Lt. Brandon Curtis drink Afghan chai during a meeting with the Afghan National Army 209th Corps, 2nd Brigade commander. (Photo by U.S. Army 1st Lt. Brittany Ramos, Task Force Comet Public Affairs)



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This work, ANA 209th Corps combat engineers commence fully independent operations [Image 25 of 25], by 1LT Brittany Ramos, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.18.2012

Date Posted:01.04.2013 04:20

Photo ID:809648

VIRIN:121218-A-UT909-381

Resolution:1816x1421

Size:1.81 MB

Location:REGIONAL COMMAND-NORTH, AF

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