We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for May 8, 2014


Spc. Brandon Bordner, infantryman, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division sweats in the Kuwaiti sun as he assembles a radio during the brigade’s Soldier and NCO of the Year competition at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, April 24, 2014. The competition consisted of three days of events and will culminate with an awards ceremony on May 1. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Fichtl, 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.)

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