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"Black Powder Through the Ages VII" is a Success!
Allissa N. Weber, Adjutant, Battery C, 1st Michigan Light Artillery.
December 3, 2005


As the bleak months of winter are now upon us, and we are all looking forward to the next skirmish season with glee, the 7th Black Powder Through the Ages, was a succes! In the spirit of skirmishing, an idea was concocted to head out in the freezing Michigan weather and shoot! This event was held at the Washtenaw Sportsmen's Club in Ypsilanti, Michigan, on Saturday, December 3, 2005.

As the thermometer hovered at about thirty degrees, we set out to break some pigeons! All in all, the events are similar to N-SSA targeting, with the exception of moskeets at 25 yards. Teams are drawn in lottery fashion, and the first, second, and third place teams take home a little money.

This event is a great opportunity for anyone who hasn't shot period firearms, and although N-SSA rules and regulations pertaining to safety apply, you do not have to be a member of the N-SSA to shoot. It's an excellent place to drag a friend who has an interest in our sport, and to show them what we are all about.

From a group of about 35, I believe that we had approximately 12 non-skirmishers. We had several who were very proficient with their "loaned" guns, and I believe that everyone enjoyed the afternoon.

The NWT was represented by members from the 1st South Carolina, 4th Michigan, 1st Michigan, 24th Michigan, 111th OVI, Battery C, and the 14th Tennessee. The 110th OVI and the Union Guards represented the Midwest region. And to whomever I have forgotten, I apologize.

I sincerely hope that everyone had a good time, despite the chilly temperature. The planning stages are in the works for the next event, and I hope that everyone can join us then, in January. I will keep this board updated.

And I would like to say to the non-members that joined us, great shooting! I saw quite a few people with borrowed guns breaking targets. My hats off to you!

N-SSA on the OLN
Bruce W. Miller, N-SSA Public Information Officer.
November 28th, 2005

The OLN cable network program SHOOTING USA will air an episode featuring the N-SSA 112th Nationals on Friday, December 2 at 10:30am and 6pm and Monday, December 5 at noon (EDT). There will be additional airings and you can check the schedule at http://ww2.olntv.com/default.asp. Be sure to set your VCR! Also, they will be using some of our footage in an upcoming episode on the history of firearms. Stay tuned!

Rainmakers (Fall Nationals at Fort Shenendoah, VA)
Hugh McLeod, NWT Public Information Officer.
October 5-9, 2005

Of course it rained at the Fall Nationals. Even though that part of Virginia had been in a drought, they could count on rain when we showed up. Thankfully the floods that were warned of never came, and the rain failed to generate the typical quantities of mud that we think of in Virginia. I did find it amusing though that there was a special provision made during the mortar event for the weather. We ended up using umbrellas over the tubes to keep rain out during the loading process. The sight of the beach umbrellas on the firing line did make me chuckle. On a positive note, there were no major delays for fouled weapons at this National for musket events, but we did have delays for pigeon boards falling apart in the rain. In an attempt to keep our board on the frame we used enough wires to hang half of the pigeons on it (including one to hold the sheets of cardboard together).

Blue & Gray Ball 2005

In a moment of triumph for the 1st South Carolina, they took the rifled cannon award with a perfect score (50-5V). This was rather impressive considering that their target frame was destroyed by a smoothbore round and they had to finish the event on another relay. Also Marc Morency (111th Ohio) took his first National Individual medal this year. I spotted him wearing it with pride at the barn dance. And on the topic of the barn dance, it would be nice if we could find a place on the property where people could go after the barn dance to hang out and talk. The problem with going back to your campsites is that there are usually people nearby who are trying to sleep, and they get annoyed even if you aren't being overly loud (sorry, Mom). But I got to spend the evening (morning) around a campfire with some very good friends having what turned out to be a serious discussion on the important things in life. And life is good.

A Fitting Finale (Marion, MI skirmish)
Hugh McLeod, NWT Public Information Officer.
September 10 & 11, 2005

Starting off on the topic of honors and awards, the Robert W. Trost Carbine Trophy is awarded to the best finishing carbine team and was donated by the 111th Ohio. Until his passing, he was a long time member of the N-SSA and the trophy was donated in his honor. The 111th Ohio's A Carbine team had a little extra incentive to win this trophy as this was its final appearance and the winner would engrave the final plate on the trophy. They did just that and will retire the trophy to the NWT section of the Historical Center at Fort Shenandoah (courtesy of Keith Davis, 111th Ohio). Also awarded was the Bob Scheele Award for skirmisher spirit to Bruce Clark of the 1st MI for his years of dedication to our sport. And not an award, but mentioned to honor those who serve, Rick Southwell of the 7th MI was called up with his reserve unit and deployed to Louisiana to assist with the cleanup activities there. I'm sure the help will be greatly appreciated.


Something different was that the smoothbore and repeated team events were held at the same time. I was half expecting one of the smoothbore teams to challenge the breechloader teams to a showdown. In other shooting events, it turned out that the 7th Tennessee had to scratch their mortar team because they did not bring the projectiles. It doesn't take much imagination to guess what kind of jokes were flying about camp.

There was a bit of motor vehicle mayhem on this weekend. At least two vehicles broke down heading up to the skirmish (I think there was a third, but don't recall whose it was). My truck's fuel system died and had to be towed home, but we were able to supply the tools so Paul Cochran (1st MI Engineers and Mechanics) could patch his broken power steering line. It seems to be a bad McLeod trend to have to tow a vehicle home from a skirmish every couple of years. John McLeod (7th Tennessee) managed to cut his forehead open by running into an open camper window, but we lucked out and the trailer only suffered minimal damage from his hard head (just kidding). Since it was a head wound it bled rather well, but it has healed fine with no real damage. Thanks to Doc Mandy and Diane Gibson (and everyone else) who responded so quickly for their expert assistance. This did provide a rather unusual end to an event that still was a lot of fun, and I'm sorry to see the end of the regional season come to pass.

Where's the Mud? (Carleton, MI skirmish)
Hugh McLeod, NWT Public Information Officer.
August 27 & 28, 2005

In the two years since we last shot at the Carleton Sportsmen's Club the range has had a chance to get a healthy ground cover. This, combined with the dryness of the ground combined to make the downpour on Saturday morning more of an inconvenience than the prelude to a quagmire. The only downside to the rain was the mugginess in the air afterwards. I thought it felt good coming down, but then again I wasn't out shooting at that time.

4th MI Breechloaders

As a rarity, we actually did have the breechloader event. I guess the host staff wanted to get the event over with since the final event was 6" tiles at 50 yards. This made for a fairly quick event, with the 4th MI finishing first in 17.7 seconds (all teams were finished in less than 20 seconds). I still find this event impressive for the volume of accurate fire that can be directed in a short period of time.

Something that I appreciate about the skirmishes is sitting around the campfires or wandering through camp, just taking part in the varied conversations that go on. It is interesting to me at least the things that you can learn about in this organization because of the varied interests and backgrounds of our membership. At Carleton I learned some insights about the public school system, making fire with a wooden bow drill, cancer, agricultural fuel regulations, and even got into some political theory discussions. This variety is why I enjoy our events so much.

Breaking New Ground (Richmond, MI skirmish)
Hugh McLeod, NWT Public Information Officer.
August 13 & 14, 2005

For the mortar match a new scoring system was introduced, one which points were awarded similar to a paper bullseye target's scoring rings. This way every team scored points. I thought that this system worked out well in that the final winner (Battery "C") won by a small margin (only 2 points). It was a fun little experiment, and did change the routine of scoring this event.

Schooley's Birthday

I enjoyed myself watching some intra-team rivalry as the 1st MI Engineers and Mechanics carbine "B" team beat their "A" team. I appreciate that sort of friendly rivalry, as bragging rights are at stake amongst friends. And speaking of friends, Matt Schooley celebrated a birthday at Richmond, with people providing some useful if belated or unusual gifts, such as Chaser™. This explains the hat he was seen with later that weekend.

The 1st South Carolina had a prize table loaded with a lot of interesting (and in some cases tasty) items. The grand prize of a shooting cart, built by Phil and George Vermeulen, was won by Art Tiska. And speaking of tasty, the NWT picnic was held Saturday night underneath the overhang of the clubhouse. I did have a good time at the shoot, and I find myself looking forward to the next.

Playing the Numbers Game (Blue Water 2, MI skirmish)
Hugh McLeod, NWT Public Information Officer.
July 30 & 31, 2005

The host teams for this shoot decided to make a slight change to the pigeon boards by basing the number of targets on their team names. There were only 15 pigeons on the carbine pigeon board (for the 15th Virginia Cavalry) and 24 pigeons on the musket board (for the 24th MI). I thought it was an interesting way to make things a little different. There were also a lot of jokes about other teams doing something similar, along the lines of the 111th O.V.I. or the 1st South Carolina.

Taking Aim

For shooting events, I got to participate in the cannon competition. It was a lot of fun getting to play with the big guns, listening to the reverberation of the blast between the berms. In the category of cool under fire (or perhaps on fire) was when the bandages on Nate Bate's hand (7th Tennessee) started to smolder during smoothbore. He calmly smothered the hot spot and continued shooting the event. I would have to say that he was focused.

We also shared the property with the Blue Water Sportsman's Association's Community Days, where their members come out to show their respective events off to the public. With that going on, I did appreciate that we held almost every team event possible (except breechloader 2). This gives us a chance to show our mettle to the sportsman's club and the community.

Just Kickin' Back (Defiance, OH skirmish)
Hugh McLeod, NWT Public Information Officer.
July 9 & 10, 2005

Friday night was a late night around the campfire at Defiance. It was good just to get a chance to sit and relax, hanging out with friends. I did find it interesting to see Allissa Weber (Battery "C") in her girlie-girl mode and Ben Betterly (111th O.V.I.) talking about his tours in Iraq and the Marine Corps. It seems like we may be getting back into some of our wilder roots, with people staying out later and later, enjoying themselves.

A freak gust of wind during the carbine match blew the hats off of the people finishing their event. It may have been a good thing that there were not many people on the firing line at the time, or the event may have changed to Hardy hats at 25ish yards. It was a well run skirmish, as you would expect from a team that has been hosting a regional skirmish for the last 40+ years. Only one minor miscalculation, and that was nothing anyone got bent out of shape over. All in all, a good shoot.

Marching to Victory (Blue Water 1, MI skirmish)
Hugh McLeod, NWT Public Information Officer.
June 18 & 19, 2005

Progressive Event 1

After talking about the lack of rain with people who live locally to the Blue Water range a week before the shoot, I was expecting another hot and dry skirmish. Mother Nature proved me wrong by dropping a significant amount of water on the range a few days before the shoot. With our main range turned into a quagmire, it was helpful to have another range available at their facilities.

Smoothbore target 1

There was a unique event in the smoothbore match featuring a progressive volley fire. All of the competitors formed up on a line 75 yards from their targets; loaded and fired on command; and then advanced (meandered in a few instances) towards the targets. After the fifth volley the competitors were only 25 yards from the targets (which were filled with holes). With the intention of simulating the advance and firing of the weapons in a line, it was pretty neat and also had some impressive results. (Just for reference, the picture was my idea, not Chris')

During the musket team competition, we had "Cease Fire" called during the middle of the hanging pots event. It turned out to be a false alarm, but the tower crew made the proper decision, to shut down the firing line until it could be determined that the line was safe. The event was scrapped since this disruption used up too many targets to reshoot. Also it should remind us that we need to review and be familiar with our safety procedures. And the 100 yard tile event was shot at 50 yards since the range was too muddy at the 100 yard line. It seemed that people were overconfident about the size of the targets at that close range, since there were many misses in the initial volley. It didn't take long to correct that assumption, though.

(Regional Inspector's Editorial Note: The decision to scrap the event had less to do with not having enough targets to reshoot. The tower did not follow proper N-SSA procedure in shutting down the range in regards to stopping the timers' watches and resetting them, thus most of the teams would have been turning in estimated times. Refer to your N-SSA RULES for clarity.)

Civil War Heritage Preservation
Bruce W. Miller, N-SSA Public Information Officer.
July 6th, 2005

The North-South Skirmish Association will hold its 112th National Competition October 7-9, 2005 at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester, Virginia. Member units compete in live-fire matches with original or authentic reproduction Civil War period muskets, carbines, breech loading rifles, revolvers, mortars and cannons. It is the largest Civil War event of its kind in the United States.

The N-SSA has almost 4,000 individuals that make up its 200 member teams. Each team represents an actual Civil War regiment or unit and wears the uniform they wore over 140 years ago.

N-SSA members come from all over the country to Fort Shenandoah each fall for this national competition that traditionally closes the year's activities. Competitions, called "skirmishes", have been held throughout the summer on a regional basis. At a skirmish, participating teams shoot at breakable targets in several timed events. The teams with the lowest cumulative times win medals or other awards.

Women participate along with the men in all events. There are also competitions for authenticity of Civil War period dress, both military and civilian, as well as lectures on topics of interest.

Washington Artillery

Spectators are welcome and admission is free. There is a large sutler area and food service is available. For more information, call Bruce Miller at (248) 258-9007 or visit the N-SSA web site at: www.n-ssa.org.

At right, Confederate riflemen of the Washington Artillery take aim during the musket team matches at the North-South Skirmish Association 111th National Competition held in May. The 112th National will be held October 7-9, 2005 at the Association's home range, Fort Shenandoah, near Winchester, Virginia.

Being Thankful (Kalamazoo, MI skirmish)
Hugh McLeod, NWT Public Information Officer.
June 4-5, 2005

The skirmish at Kalamazoo started off with a fairly relaxed night on Friday; sitting around a campfire and telling rather bad jokes. With the usual crowd sitting around the campfire, I didn't expect the jokes to get any better (and was right). It did get a little loud, but that is why we were at the edge of the camping area. It's nice (?) to see a resurgence of some of the late night activities again.

One lucky moskeet

There were some highlights to the shooting events. The 14th Tennessee had one very lucky moskeet on their carbine board, surviving a great deal of shots fired at it. Some of the shots fired were close enough that the target would have broken, except that they were from the far right side of the team's position instead of the middle or left. Also noteworthy was the 15th Virginia Cavalry's "A" musket team winning a 2nd place medal, especially since they started the day shooting as their "B" team.

There was some fun during the Commanders' meeting before the musket event. In demonstrating the layout of the paper plates for the rapid fire it became apparent that Jason Walters (1st MI Engineers and Mechanics) had difficulty counting paper plates for the rapid-fire event (9 instead of 8). On a serious note from the meeting, it was discussed that since the region now has a portable defibrillator (look for the modern medical flag with the cross on it) it would be a good idea for people to list on the back of their membership cards such things as drug allergies, pacemakers, and Do Not Resuscitate (DNR) requests. It is advised to seek proper medical advice if you are interested in a DNR request.

Ben Betterly's Award

Ben Betterly, of the 111th O.V.I., was presented with an award in recognition of his service to his country. Ben has recently returned from his second tour in Iraq with the Marines. I would also like to offer my best wishes, respect, and honor to Brian Fuller, of the 6th Wisconsin, and his brother Ross. Brian was at Kalamazoo on temporary leave and Ross is currently on active duty in Iraq. All of these Marines have made sacrifices, and we owe them our gratitude and thanks.

111th National Skirmish
Bruce W. Miller, N-SSA Public Information Officer.
May 27th, 2005

The North-South Skirmish Association held its 111th National Competition May 20-22, 2005 at Fort Shenandoah near Winchester, Virginia. Member units competed in live-fire matches with original or authentic reproduction Civil War period muskets, carbines, breech loading rifles, revolvers, mortars and cannons. It is the largest Civil War event of its kind in the country.

The remarkable 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry won the musket match for the sixth consecutive national; a feat that puts them among the Association's all-time elite units. Not to be out done by the A company, the B company of the 110th won their class also. A total of 242 eight-member teams participated in this N-SSA signature competition. The hot shooting 2nd Maryland Artillery (CSA) won both the carbine and breech loading rifle matches. The 66th North Carolina Infantry won the revolver competition and Forrest's Escort Company won the smoothbore musket match. In the artillery competitions, 42 guns participated in the cannon matches and 48 mortars competed in that match. In the cannon match, the smoothbore class winner was Hardaway's Battery; the rifled class winner was the 15th Ohio; and the howitzer class winner was the 3rd U. S. Artillery/Smithgall's Battery. The mortar match winner was the 15th New Jersey Infantry.

The 112th National Competition is scheduled for October 7-9, 2005 at Fort Shenandoah. For more information about the N-SSA, contact Public Information Officer, Bruce Miller, at (248) 258-9007 or spartan1@attglobal.net or visit our web site at www.n-ssa.org.

1st South Carolina

Above, the crew of the 1st South Carolina fire their Parrott Rifle during the cannon matches at the North-South Skirmish Association's 111th National Competition held May 20-22, 2005. More than 40 cannons competed in the matches. The NWT's 1st South Carolina placed third. The N-SSA 112th National is scheduled for October 7-9, 2005.

The More Things Change… (Spring Nationals at Fort Shenendoah, VA)
Hugh McLeod, NWT Public Information Officer.
May 18 - 22, 2005

Spring Nationals just wouldn't be the same without at least a little bit of rain. Thankfully it wasn't too much this year, and I got to avoid the fun of such tasks as pushing the truck out of the mud on Artillery Row. The temperature dropped Friday night as the cloud cover broke up, but was sunny and warm the next day (other than a rain and hail warning in the area). With the shifts in the weather, I thought I might be back in Michigan. Revolver team events just wouldn't be the same if they happened without the rain. And this year I got to experience the fun and joys of trying to find the mortar shells in the mud and puddles of the 100 yard line. At least the weather was nice and sunny on Sunday for the musket event.

Matt Cooper Dancing

Something that I found interesting was that I got involved in several discussions about the changing of the times; things that happened when a good deal of the membership was a bit younger. We talked about how the organization has grown and changed over the years, both on and off the shooting line. National skirmishes now have to cram 7 different team events in to a rather short period of time, and many people compete in most of the events. It can get rather tiring, actually. And add in the non-shooting events and the schedule really gets busy. But we make time for those things that we really want to do. We even got Matt Cooper, of the 110th OVI, out on the dance floor at the barn dance (after much prodding). And I just happened to catch it on film.

When the topic of age came up (people are getting OLD!) in those talks, I had to agree with a thought that I have heard batted around in other circles. Our membership is getting older (not necessarily wiser) and the typical cry that I hear frequently is that we need to attract more and younger new members. One of the ways that I think we could help accomplish this is to open shooting events to younger members; i.e. reducing the age requirement from 15 years old. We do not seem to do well in attracting and retaining that age range because they frequently have other interests that they have been allowed to pursue more fully. I support the BB gun events (please don't misinterpret this), but I believe that it would help if we could get the children started shooting at a younger age. What we talked about was something along the lines of a junior carbine match, with a requirement for an adult observer / coach for each participant. Of course, this then leads back to the previous point of squeezing many events into a short period of time. Oh well. Such is not an issue that I will be able to resolve on my own. I just hope that perhaps our Regional and National officers can look into these things.

After 76 years a Civil War Veteran gets his Headstone
Bruce W. Miller, N-SSA Public Information Officer.
April 8th, 2005

A Michigan veteran of the Civil War has lain in a recorded but unmarked grave at Troy's White Chapel Memorial Cemetery for 76 years. Thanks to the efforts of the Oakland County, Michigan camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War (SUVCW), that grave has finally been marked.

Byron D. Hicks enlisted as a private in the 8th Michigan Cavalry in 1864. He served with the regiment in the final campaigns of the war and was mustered out with the regiment in June, 1865. The 20 year old veteran worked primarily as a stone mason, was twice married and fathered 12 children. Hicks died on June 17, 1929 and became the 69th person interred at the new White Chapel cemetery. He has lain in a grave identified only by a small marble marker with a number on it ever since.

Thanks to the efforts of the General Israel B. Richardson Camp 2, Department of Michigan, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Private Hicks' grave now has a Government Issue headstone. A formal service of dedication was held on Saturday, April 2, 2005 led by Camp Commander Bruce Miller (6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, N-SSA). The official service dates to 1917 when it was adapted from the original service for use by the Grand Army of the Republic. A salute using period firearms was fired by uniformed members of the 8th Michigan Cavalry of the North-South Skirmish Association. The 6th Wisconsin's Dave Goodwin performed the duties as Guard of Honor

The Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War traces its origin to 1881 and is the Congressionally Chartered successor organization to the Grand Army of the Republic, the fraternal organization of Union Civil War veterans. Today, membership is open to all that can trace their lineage to a Union veteran of the Civil War and our national organization has over 6,300 members.

SUVCW Headstone Dedication Group

After 79 years in a recorded but unmarked grave, Private Byron Hicks of the 8th Regiment of Michigan Cavalry finally has a headstone. Participants included SUVCW Camp Commander Bruce Miller and Dave Goodwin (standing, sixth and seventh from left) both of the 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry and Don Koch of the 8th Regiment of Michigan Cavalry.

11th Pennsylvania

At right, an infantryman from the 11th Pennsylvania takes aim with his Pattern 1856 Enfield Short Rifle during the musket matches at the 110h National Competition held last October.

Four Time Delaney Trophy Winner, Maryanne Faeth-Greketis
Wm.J.K. Beaudot, 6th Wisonsin Volunteer Infantry.
January 31, 2005

A significant achievement was made by Maryanne Faeth-Greketis, 6th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, who became the first woman to capture the coveted Delaney Trophy four times.

Maryanne Faeth-Greketis

She wore a handsome plaid silk taffeta afternoon dress draped with black taffeta mantle, a silk spoon bonnet, appropriate undergarments and period-correct accessories. (Maryanne is pictured at left in the winning garment.)

Having begun dress competition as a youngster, Greketis had previously won the Delaney Trophy in 1984, 1992 and 1996. The prestigious award, something akin to the Pulitzer Prize for N-SSA dress competition, is given once each year, and requires that the outfit be entirely made by the wearer. The winner must thereafter retire the dress from competition in perpetuity.

In addition to Maryanne Faeth-Greketis, daughters Mallory (an ROTC student at Michigan State University) and Lindsey (Grand Ledge High School Senior Class President) have both competed virtually since they were infants. They have both added gold and silver awards to the family collection. They have studied 19th century fashion extensively, and learned to sew under Maryanne's exacting tutelage.

Mallory and Lindsey are both recipients of the Young Seamstress and Costumer Awards, the latter being something of a "junior Delaney award" given at each fall national skirmish. They are well respected in costuming circles, and both are qualified to judge for all national dress competitions. In addition, Lindsey is a regular member of the 6th Wisconsin Infantry, and competes in musket and carbine matches.

An additional photograph of Maryanne and daughter Mallory can be seen in the rotation of photographs on the homepage of this website.

A Proud Marine Abroad.
Chris Hubbard, 1st South Carolina.
January 30, 2005

Many of you are aware that Ben Betterley is currently serving his second tour of duty with the United States Marine Corps in Iraq. He served his first tour near the end of 2003, and left for his second tour in Mid-July 2004. Recently Ben has been able to communicate via the internet to his many friends and family back here at home. To view a long running thread in which Ben has been communicating with us about his trials and tribulations overseas, visit http://www.n-ssa.org/bb/viewtopic.php?t=939, on the N-SSA Bulletin Board. I am sure he would like to hear support from all of us at home.

Additionally, Ben was featured recently in an article about his unit with an accompanying photograph of Ben on the Marine Corps official website. The photo of Ben and its caption appear below. Follow the following link to read the full story http://www.marines.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/lookupstoryref/2004122673520

From all of us here at home, Ben, best of luck for a safe and speedy return, and Semper Fi.

Cpl. Ben Betterley, USMC

Cpl. Ben A. Betterley, a 26-year-old Marine from Kalamazoo, Mich., dry shaves his face in the early morning before going on a supply convoy to Fallujah, Iraq, Dec. 21, 2004, with Combat Service Support Company 115. Betterley is part of a military police detachment with Combat Service Support Battalion 1 assigned to provide security for CSSC-115 convoys. The Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based CSSC-115, part of the 1st Force Service Support Group, is responsible for delivering provisions, such as food, water, ammunition, and fuel, to Marine units operating in and near Fallujah. In November, the Camp Pendleton, Calif.-based CSSC-115 logged in more than 31,000 miles of road time in support of combat operations in Fallujah. The Marines worked more than 16 hours a day to ensure their counterparts operating inside the city had everything from "bullets to band aids" during the fight. Even though combat operations here have slowed considerably, the Marines of CSSC-115 continue to provide daily support to Marine units and Iraqi security forces.

Photo by: Staff Sgt. Jim Goodwin

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