We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for August 20, 2013

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Cpl. Joshua D. Knese, a St. Louis, native, and an M88A2 Hercules operator assigned to maintenance detachment, Combat Logistics Battalion 26, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit, helps a member of the Jordanian Armed Forces replace damaged track blocks on their M88A1 during Exercise Eager Lion 2013 in Al Quweira, Jordan, June 13, 2013. U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Kyle N. Runnels/Released.

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