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January 23, 2009
Army Sgt. 1st Class Doug Brenneman breaches a concertina wire strand as Army Staff Sgt. Mike Benskin provides cover. Both are with the 148th Signal Company out of Laramie, Wyo., going through pre-deployment training at the Wyoming National Guard training site Camp Guernsey Jan. 10. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker IIIArmy Maj. Joe Gallagher, right, and 1st Lt. Alex Wild, both with the Wyoming Army National Guard’s 115th Fires Brigade, work their way through a land navigation course at Camp Guernsey, Wyo., Jan. 10. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker IIIArmy Pfcs. Katie Farlinger and Priscila Paredes plot their course during land navigation training Jan. 10 at Camp Guernsey, Wyo. Both are with the Laramie, Wyo.-based 148th Signal Company and will deploy with the 115th Fires Brigade in April. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker IIIArmy Staff Sgt. Mike Benskin, with the 148th Signal Company out of Laramie, Wyo., crawls on his back under a simulated wire during pre-deployment training at the Wyoming National Guard training site Camp Guernsey Jan. 10. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III

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