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CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – (July 4, 2013) Soldiers of A Co., 1-207th General Support Aviation Battalion, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade, do an Independence Day shout out to their friends and family back home. The 1-207th is from the Alaska Army National Guard and is headquartered in Anchorage. The company, commanded by Capt. Nathan Cornilles, is currently deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


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This work, Alaska Soldiers send July 4th Message from Kuwait, by SGT Mark Scovell, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.4.2013

Date Posted:07.4.2013 5:55AM

Category:Greetings

Video ID:295640

VIRIN:130704-A-AY590-003

Filename:DOD_100853580

Length:00:01:04

Location:KW

Hometown:ANCHORAGE, AK, US

Hometown:FAIRBANKS, AK, US

Hometown:NOME, AK, US

Hometown:SEWARD, AK, US

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