2. Grunt Life, Afghanistan (3/15)
Spc. Brandon Trentham, Bravo Co., 1-17 Infantry, prepares to leave COP Outlaw in the Arghandab valley in Kandahar, Afghanistan, November 21, 2009. The company generally rotates out to another COB a kilometer away every five days, always on foot. He estimates that his bag weighs around 50 lbs. - and with his 240 and body armor, he's probably carrying at least his body weight in gear. "You kinda get used to it," he said.
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