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(JBLM/Camp Murray, Wash.) June 15, 2013 – The Image Arsenal, aka Lt. Col. Anthony Bolante, deploys to Middle East with 96th Military Engagement Team

Photo © Anthony Bolante, The Image Arsenal LLC, 2013

(Joint Base Lewis-McChord/Camp Murray, Wash.)  June 15, 2012 - The Image Arsenal (aka: Lt. Col. Anthony Bolante) deployed to the Middle East with the Washington Army National Guard’s (WAARNG) 96th Military Engagement Team (MET).  This group of 26 hand-picked senior Army Officers and NonCommissioned Officers with extensive worldwide mission experience in operations ranging from Infantry to Special Forces and Combat Aviation, have been selected from the more than 6,000 WAARNG Soldiers for this year-long mobilization and deployment.  This unit will be based out of Kuwait and will work with multiple host-nation senior diplomats and their Ministries of Defence and Foreign Affairs to bolster  international security in the Middle East and Central Asia. The group has been on active duty since mid-May 2013 and have been undergoing pre-deployment, combat refresher training at JBLM and Camp Murray, Wash. and completed their training and deployment ceremony today.  The 96th MET will then travel to the U.S. East Coast for a few weeks of military-diplomat training, foreign language training and then will depart for the Middle East later this summer.  This unit will complete their mission and return to the U.S. in late Spring 2014.  Photo by Anthony Bolante/www.TheImageArsenal.com

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ps: Dear photojournalism friends, colleagues and clients ~ Please note that I will be away from Seattle and unavailable for photo assignments during this deployment period until I return from the Middle East in late Spring 2014.  Please take care and I look forward to seeing and working with you all again after my return from this latest mission.  Peace, Aloha and please stay in touch, Anthony    www.TheImageArsenal.com

 


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