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ANA 209th Corps combat engineers commence fully independent operations

Afghan National Army 209th Corps infantry elements roll out of the gate to support the 209th’s 2nd Brigade Route Clearance Company on a counter-improvised explosive device mission in the Charah Darah district or Regional Command-North, Afghanistan. (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 4 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 04:41

Photo ID:809674

VIRIN:121218-A-UT909-496

Resolution:3207x1563

Size:2.37 MB

Location:REGIONAL COMMAND-NORTH, AF

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  • Engineers of the Afghan National Army Route Clearance Company, 1st Brigade, 209th Corps, dismount with U.S. Army Sgt. Douglas Thomas, Engineer Development Team leader for the 420th Route Clearance Company, to meet with local villagers. While they still conduct training exercises with their American counterparts, 1st Brigade engineers are successfully conducting independent operations and neutralizing hazards that may harm the people of Afghanistan.
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  • Afghan National Army Route Clearance Company, 1st Brigade, 209th Corps, partners with U.S. Army Route Clearance Package 67, 420th Route Clearance Company, to conduct reconnaissance of local roads and meet with villagers. Such missions enable the ANA to better predict and target improvised explosive device threats and plan future route clearance missions.
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