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Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., reload rockets onto a helicopter during a training exercise on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The unit was able to continue flying training missions during the government shutdown and budget cutbacks by purchasing spare parts for helicopters over the summer before budget restrictions took effect. (AP Photo/Brett Barrouquere)
Photo by: Brett Barrouquere
Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., reload rockets onto a helicopter during a training exercise on Friday, Nov. 22, 2013. The unit was able to continue flying training missions during the government shutdown and budget cutbacks by purchasing spare parts for helicopters over the summer before budget restrictions took effect. (AP Photo/Brett Barrouquere)

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