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ANA 209th Corps combat engineers commence fully independent operations

U.S. Army 420th Route Clearance Company (RCC) Commander Capt. John Forte and his 2nd platoon leader, 1st Lt. Brandon Curtis, seek clarification and confirmation about Afghan National Army (ANA) Route Clearance Company Commander Capt. Nawid’s intent for the mission they are about to conduct. The U.S. Army 420th engineers have taken a support role in ANA missions for months and have now handed over control of operations to the validated ANA RCCs. (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 16 of 25], by 1LT Brittany Ramos, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.19.2012

Date Posted:01.04.2013 04:30

Photo ID:809661

VIRIN:121219-A-UT909-360

Resolution:3872x2592

Size:7.13 MB

Location:REGIONAL COMMAND-NORTH, AF

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