An Airman with the 332nd Air Expeditionary Civil Engineer Squadron monitors a controlled burn on Logistical Support Area Anaconda. The controlled burn served as both a training exercise and an inexpensive demolition method for three unused buildings.
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Despite Health Concerns, The Military Still Uses Burn Pits
Although burn pits have adverse health and environmental effects, the military still uses them to dispose of waste.
An M249 squad automatic weapon gunner with 2nd Platoon, Bravo Company 1st Battalion, 5th Marines, Regimental Combat Team 8, burns human waste aboard Patrol Base Atull in Sangin, Afghanistan, Aug. 6, 2011.
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5 Of The Dirtiest Jobs The Military Has To Offer
This is to acknowledge the servicemen and women stuck doing some of the nastiest, and most under-appreciated, jobs in the military.