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Soldier’s unexpected mission yields high reward

Army Sgt. Daniel Clampitt, an artilleryman assigned to 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), checks the work of an Afghan National Army soldier for practice at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan, March 30, 2013. Clampitt has worked with the 203rd Afghan Army Corps, 1st Infantry Brigade, 4th Kandak, D-30 Heavy Koy throughout the deployment to improve their efficiency with the D-30 Howitzer Cannon. (U.S. Army Photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton TF 3/101 Public Affairs)



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This work, Soldier’s unexpected mission yields high reward [Image 1 of 6], by SPC Brian Smith-Dutton, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.30.2013

Date Posted:04.09.2013 12:50

Photo ID:903347

VIRIN:130330-A-TT250-546

Resolution:2449x1837

Size:956.78 KB

Location:KHOWST PROVINCE, AFGlobe

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  • Soldiers with the Afghan National Army's (ANA)  203rd Corps, 1st Infantry Brigade, 4th Kandak, D-30 Heavy Coy, fire a 122mm D-30 Howitzer during a live-fire exercise at Camp Parsa, Khowst province, Afghanistan, Jan. 9, 2013. The live-fire exercise was conducted in order for the 4th Kandak’s artillerymen to become certified, as well as to demonstrate their potential as a qualified gun line to their leadership. The ANA have spent months being trained and qualified by a team led by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Liviu Ivan and Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Brian Smith-Dutton/Released)
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