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III Corps, Fort Hood to institute new academy

U.S. Army Pvt. Christopher Soto, right, places an ammunition chute onto an M240 machine gun end adapter during the M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station II (CROWS) at a CROWS Operator course in Fort Hood, Texas, March 26, 2013. Soto is an infantryman with the 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Quentin Johnson/Released)



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This work, III Corps, Fort Hood to institute new academy [Image 5 of 8], by SGT Quentin Johnson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.26.2013

Date Posted:04.02.2013 16:26

Photo ID:899325

VIRIN:130326-A-CJ112-805

Resolution:1944x2934

Size:1.17 MB

Location:FORT HOOD, TX, USGlobe

Hometown:BRONX, NY, US

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