Joshua L. DeMotts ©Stars and StripesAfghanistan, April, 2012: Spc. Devon Jackson, Pfc. Dillon Nguyen and Sgt. Nicholas Streeter, left to right, with Company A, 1st Battalion, 501st Infantry Regiment, wait for new orders during a springtime thunderstorm. The soldiers from Fort Richardson, Alaska, were returning from the scene of a firefight between insurgents and U.S. forces in eastern Khost province during which two U.S. soldiers suffered minor injuries.

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