Military Photo: Historic Air Assault

Posted: 05/01/2010

Soldiers from Company C, 3rd Battalion, 172nd Infantry Regiment, Vermont National Guard and the 203rd Afghan National Army Corps watch as the CH-47 Chinook helicopter that brought them to the village of Mengal Kheyl, Zormat district of Afghanistan's Paktya province, lands at the completion of an air assault mission, April 22. The mission, which resulted in the capture of the district's largest weapons cache in three years, was the first combat air assault mission in the history of the Vermont National Guard.

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