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ANA moves toward independent operations

An Afghan National Army soldier from the Route Clearance Company (RCC), 3rd Bde, 205th Corps stands next to his target at an M-16 training range Jan. 21, 2013. The Afghan RCC has recently begun independent operations. (Photo courtesy Task Force Outlaw Public Affairs)



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This work, ANA moves toward independent operations [Image 1 of 3], by CPT Paul Wyckoff, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.21.2013

Date Posted:02.08.2013 08:25

Photo ID:841403

VIRIN:130121-A-ZL539-008

Resolution:880x1168

Size:429.35 KB

Location:KANDAHAR PROVINCE, AFGlobe

Hometown:BROKEN ARROW, OK, US

Hometown:OKLAHOMA CITY, OK, US

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