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Video: 36th Combat Aviation Brigade Enjoys Thanksgiving in Kuwait

Video by Sgt. Mark Scovell and Maj. Randall Stillinger


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Soldiers from the 36th Combat Aviation Brigade send Thanksgiving messages to their friends and family members back home. The video also includes B-Roll footage of Thanksgiving lunch at Camp Buehring in Kuwait. The 36th CAB is currently deployed to the Middle East in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.


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This work, 36th Combat Aviation Brigade Enjoys Thanksgiving in Kuwait, by SGT Mark Scovell and MAJ Randall Stillinger, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:11.28.2013

Date Posted:11.28.2013 9:53AM

Category:Greetings

Video ID:310143

VIRIN:131128-A-AY590-514

Filename:DOD_100965992

Length:00:04:52

Location:KW

Hometown:ANCHORAGE, AK, US

Hometown:AUSTIN, TX, US

Hometown:FORT HOOD, TX, US

Hometown:HELENA, MT, US

Hometown:SAN ANTONIO, TX, US

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