BAGRAM, Afghanistan-- New York Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Richard Perec, a motor transport operator, attached to the 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade from Fort Hood, Texas, monitors the download of munitions during a recent demilitarize operation near Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Saturday, Jan. 10.Perec's mission that day was to destroy 6,000 pounds of unneeded ammunition. Its safer to blow the ammunition up than to let it fall into the hands of the enemy or try to ship it home and risk it detonating in transit, he said.
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