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    3rd MAW (Fwd) helps geologists digging up opportunity for Afghanistan [Image 3 of 7]

    3rd MAW (Fwd) helps geologists digging up opportunity for Afghanistan

    KHAN NESHIN GHAR, AFGHANISTAN

    08.16.2010

    Photo by Cpl. Ryan Rholes 

    Marine Corps Air Station Miramar

    Staff Sgt. Rey Castro, the staff non-commissioned officer in charge of the 1st Marine Division (Forward)'s Personal Security Detachment, ducks his head to avoid rotor wash as a CH-53E Super Stallion from Marine Heavy Helicopter 361, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (Fwd), flies away after inserting Marines and geologists at helicopter landing zone Barton, Khan Neshin Ghar, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Centrum Aug. 16. The squadron used two Super Stallions to transport the 17-man security detachment and six geologists into the area in search of rare valuable earth elements, which are used to polish glass, build high-end electronics and construct light-weight metals that can withstand high heat.

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    IMAGE INFO

    Date Taken: 08.16.2010
    Date Posted: 08.18.2010 09:07
    Photo ID: 310516
    VIRIN: 100816-M-0474R-111
    Resolution: 5616x3744
    Size: 7.62 MB
    Location: KHAN NESHIN GHAR, AF

    Web Views: 195
    Downloads: 24

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