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Stinger strike; 2nd LAAD Battalion team, section leaders complete course

Smoke surrounds three Marines following the launch of a a FIM-92 Stinger missile during the 2nd Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion’s team and section leader’s course Feb. 8. The Stinger Missile is designed to defend outposts or airfields from enemy aircraft and can engage targets within an altitude of 10,000 feet and can cover a distance of eight kilometers.



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This work, Stinger strike; 2nd LAAD Battalion team, section leaders complete course [Image 5 of 7], by LCpl Cory D. Polom, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.08.2013

Date Posted:02.14.2013 08:56

Photo ID:866073

VIRIN:130208-M-EY704-055

Resolution:4080x2720

Size:2.42 MB

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR STATION CHERRY POINT, NC, USGlobe

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