Soldiers Clearing Firebreak
Photo Credit: Pfc. Andrew Ingram
Staff Sgt. Erick Lappi (front), and Sgt. 1st Class Justin Payne, both horizontal construction engineers, assigned to 576th Engineer Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, build a firebreak during efforts to contain the Waldo Canyon Fire at the U.S. Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs, Colo. Firebreaks, long pieces of land stripped of vegetation, halt a fire's progress by eliminating its fuel.
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