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Rooftop scan in Afghanistan

Posted: December 9, 2011 - 1:03am

U.S. Army Sgt. Austen Clair, of Juneau, assigned to 2nd Platoon, Action Company, 2nd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, scans his sector from a rooftop in the Chingay village, Sayed Abad district, Wardak province, Afghanistan, Nov. 21. The objective of Operation Action Two was to reinforce relationships with the local population, and to deny insurgents freedom of movement in the area. Clair is a 2003 graduate of Juneau Douglas High School and a former player with the Crimson Bears football team. He has also served one year in Iraq. This is his second deployment. His unit lost three members in action on Dec. 3.

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