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ANA 209th Corps combat engineers commence fully independent operations

Afghan National Army 209th Corps’ 3rd Brigade Route Clearance Company Commander Capt. Abdul Qahir issues instructions to his soldiers during post-mission maintenance operations. (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 22 of 25], by 1LT Brittany Ramos, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.09.2012

Date Posted:01.04.2013 04:24

Photo ID:809651



Size:6.45 MB


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