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Loading the Chinook

U.S. Army paratroopers prepare to load into a CH-47 Chinook helicopter during an air assault mission to detain a known militant in the Bermel district of Paktika province, Afghanistan, Oct. 13, 2009. The paratroopers are assigned to the 25th Infantry Division's Company B, 3rd

Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team.

U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Andrya Hill


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Taken on October 13, 2009