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ANA 209th Corps combat engineers commence fully independent operations

Task Force Comet Engineer Development Team member Spc. Derek Welsh waits in an irrigation canal with members of the Afghan National Army (ANA) 209th Corps’ 2nd Brigade Route Clearance Company after the ANA engineers discovered a cache of unexploded ordinance. With support from U.S. explosive ordnance disposal specialists, the ANA engineers were able to successfully destroy the explosives. (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 6 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 04:37

Photo ID:809671



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