We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 11, 2012

A CH-47F Chinook helicopter takes off as soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 158th Aviation Regiment, Task Force Storm, currently attached to the 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, begin to hook up equipment used to set up a Jump Forward Arming and Refueling Point as part of an exercise in Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2012. Photo by Sgt. Daniel Schroeder.

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