We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for February 24, 2011

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FORT BRAGG, N.C. – Paratroopers with the Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, engaged enemy forces during a Joint Operation Access Exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., 14 Feb. The 3rd BCT parachuted from the sky into a real-world scenario where they had to clear an area and establish a base of operations. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Cody A. Thompson, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

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