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III Corps, Fort Hood to institute new academy

U.S. Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division mount an MK 19 grenade launcher upon an M153 Common Remotely Operated Weapon Station II (CROWS) during a CROWS Operator course at Fort Hood, Texas, March 27, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Quentin Johnson/Released)



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This work, III Corps, Fort Hood to institute new academy [Image 3 of 8], by SGT Quentin Johnson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.27.2013

Date Posted:04.02.2013 16:27

Photo ID:899327

VIRIN:130327-A-CJ112-014

Resolution:3263x1770

Size:1.1 MB

Location:FORT HOOD, TX, USGlobe

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