We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for December 11, 2013


Paratroopers assigned to Battery A, 2nd Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, fire a 105mm round during a live-fire exercise Nov. 4, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training provided an opportunity for junior enlisted paratroopers to take part in a live fire exercise and learn how to construct a firebase.
(U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Juan F. Jimenez/4th BCt, 82nd Abn. Div. PAO)

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