In the dark of Wilderness, Rakkasans maintain mortar readiness

By Sgt. 1st Class Abram J Pinnington (101st Airborne)December 20, 2012

KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Day-Griffith (left), Spc. Jerel Martinez (near right) and Pfc. Andrew Bemis (far right), indirect fire infantrymen assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire a 120mm mortar during a night-fire exercise at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012. The mortar team conducted the exercise in order to keep their combat skills at the highest state of readiness while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. John Briggs, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)
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KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Day-Griffith, an indirect fire infantryman assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires a 120mm mortar during a night-fire exercise at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012. The mortar team conducted the exercise in order to keep their combat skills at the highest state of readiness while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)
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KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Day-Griffith, an indirect fire infantryman assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fires a 120mm mortar during a night-fire exercise at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012. The mortar team conducted the exercise in order to keep their combat skills at the highest state of readiness while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)
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KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Jerel Martinez (near right) and Pfc. Andrew Bemis (far right), indirect fire infantrymen assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire a 120mm mortar during a night-fire exercise at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012. The mortar team conducted the exercise in order to keep their combat skills at the highest state of readiness while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)
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KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Day-Griffith (left), Spc. Jerel Martinez (near right) and Pfc. Andrew Bemis (far right), indirect fire infantrymen assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire a 120mm mortar during a night-fire exercise at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012. The mortar team conducted the exercise in order to keep their combat skills at the highest state of readiness while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)
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KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Day-Griffith (left), Spc. Jerel Martinez (near right) and Pfc. Andrew Bemis (far right), indirect fire infantrymen assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire a 120mm mortar during a night-fire exercise at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012. The mortar team conducted the exercise in order to keep their combat skills at the highest state of readiness while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)
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KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Spc. Dustin Day-Griffith (left), Spc. Jerel Martinez (near right) and Pfc. Andrew Bemis (far right), indirect fire infantrymen assigned to Troop A, 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), fire a 120mm mortar during a night-fire exercise at Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Dec. 16, 2012. The mortar team conducted the exercise in order to keep their combat skills at the highest state of readiness while deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. John Briggs, Task Force 3/101 Public Affairs)
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