We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for November 12, 2012

U.S. Army Spc. Pete Sigala, who hails from Anaheim, Calif., a helicopter landing zone sling load specialist from Headquarters Company, 626th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team “Rakkasans,” 101st Airborne Division, awaits as a civilian contacted air asset helicopter approaches for a sling load of supplies at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Nov. 5, 2012. U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Abram Pinnington, TF 3/101 Public Affairs.

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