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    Operation Shining Star combines mortars, tanks and infantry into live fire exercise [Image 2 of 2]

    Operation Shining Star combines mortars, tanks and infantry into live fire exercise

    BASRA, IRAQ

    02.14.2011

    Photo by Sgt. Jeremy Spires 

    36th Infantry Division (TXARNG)

    The night sky is illuminated by multiple flares during Operation Shining Star, an exercise in which the 52nd Iraq Army Brigade, 14th Iraq Army Division demonstrates its ability to conduct a complex combat operation and project combat power across a water obstacle. The life fire exercise was conducted on Tea Leaf Island, north of Contingency Operating Basra on Feb. 14. The exercise included the mortaring of a barricaded gunmen presumed on the island, followed by boats surrounding the island and soldiers combing the coastline with light and medium weapons after launching flares to light the area.

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    Date Taken: 02.14.2011
    Date Posted: 02.26.2011 07:07
    Photo ID: 371407
    VIRIN: 110214-A-#####-324
    Resolution: 1024x680
    Size: 96.71 KB
    Location: BASRA, IQ 

    Web Views: 47
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