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Route Clearance

Members of the 1st Brigade, 215 Corps' Explosive Ordinace Disposal Team prepare to respond to a possible improvised explosive device in Trek Nawa Feb. 9. The team's job is to clear routes so the Afghan National Army can travel safely within Trek Nawa. (Photo by Sgt. Bobby J. Yarbrough)



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This work, Route Clearance [Image 11 of 14], by Sgt Bobby Yarbrough, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.09.2013

Date Posted:02.14.2013 03:05

Photo ID:865834

VIRIN:130209-M-DE426-005

Resolution:5160x3408

Size:2.03 MB

Location:TREK NAWA, AFGHANISTAN, AF

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