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US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Richard Mercado, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (ID), weighs in at McChord Air Force Base's (AFB), Washington (WA), troop holding area as they prepare to deploy in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The overall weight of the troops determines the seating arrangement to maintain balance of the aircraft when loaded with personnel and cargo

US Army (USA) Sergeant (SGT) Richard Mercado, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (ID), weighs in at McChord Air Force Base's (AFB), Washington (WA), troop holding area as they prepare to deploy in support of Operation IRAQI FREEDOM. The overall weight of the troops determines the seating arrangement to maintain balance of the aircraft when loaded with personnel and cargo

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The original finding aid described this photograph as:

Base: Mcchord Air Force Base

State: Washington (WA)

Country: United States Of America (USA)

Scene Major Command Shown: AMC

Scene Camera Operator: Kevin J. Tosh, CIV, USAF

Release Status: Released to Public
Combined Military Service Digital Photographic Files

Iraq War aka Operation IRAQI FREEDOM was the 2003 invasion of Iraq, led by U.S. Army General Tommy Franks, under the code-name "Operation Iraqi Freedom". 248,000 soldiers from the United States, 45,000 British soldiers, 2,000 Australian soldiers and 194 Polish soldiers from Special Forces unit GROM sent to Kuwait for the invasion. The invasion force was also supported by Iraqi Kurdish militia troops, estimated to number upwards of 70,000.

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14/11/2003
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The U.S. National Archives
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