We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for June 21, 2012

US Army paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team fortify a guard tower with sandbags at Joint Security Station Hasan in southern Ghazni Province, Afghanistan. The paratroopers are assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment. US Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod, RC-East PAO.

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