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    India Company, 3/5 Dark Horse Marines use solar power to brighten mission accomplishment [Image 1 of 4]

    India Company, 3/5 Dark Horse Marines use solar power to brighten mission accomplishment

    PATROL BASE SPARKS, AFGHANISTAN

    12.29.2010

    Photo by Gunnery Sgt. William Price 

    1st Marine Division

    Sgt. David Doty, a squad leader with 1st Platoon, India Company, 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, shows his platoon’s solar energy data to Maj. Sean Sadlier, the Expeditionary Energy Liaison Officer, with Regional Command Southwest, at Patrol Base Sparks in Sangin District, Dec. 29. The Marines and sailors of ‘I’ Company, 3/5, have been testing the Experimental Forward Operating Base solar energy devices since pre-deployment training in July. “Our generators typically use more than 20 gallons of fuel a day. We are down to 2.5 gallons a day,” said Doty, a Fulton, Mo., native. “The system works amazing. By saving fuel for generators, it has cut back on the number of convoys, meaning fewer opportunities for one of our vehicles to hit an IED.”

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    Date Taken: 12.29.2010
    Date Posted: 01.06.2011 12:27
    Photo ID: 355667
    VIRIN: 101229-M-#####-003
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    Location: PATROL BASE SPARKS, AF

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