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Response to Hekate (Reply #17)

Wed Jun 3, 2020, 12:44 AM

30. I was able to run a 500% zoom and there are at least three different units in this picture

There are people wearing Air Force insignia- the far right one in the military police vest and the one in the front row with the bright green at the waste have enlisted rank insignia. About 1/3 of the people have the same camo pattern but are positioned wrong or the distortion is too great to clearly see their insignia

The closest man in the photo has no shoulder insignia but appears the have a rank insignia of an Air Force First Sergeant at the top of his armor, by his neck. He has a different camo pattern matched by several others. One group may be active duty and the other Air NG.

The second front the right in the front has a shield shaped patch on the soldier. It can be seen on several others in the photo. They are army or NG. It is difficult to make out but might be one of the Security Force Assistance Brigades (active army) Edit> I found some AF insignia that are close. That makes more sense if they are all AF personnel.

While I cannot account for everyone, all who have some identifiable insignia are US.

I also noticed on the left edge of the photo what appears to be legs and plexiglas which resemble a portable podium. Was this picture taken today? If it was someone giving an interview or speech at the memorial that would explain the variety of units and lack of actual weapons. It would be troops waiting for a dog and pony show to start.

That would also account for the two in the rear smoking and joking looking at a cell phone.

>Edit- I stand corrected. It was from today. If you click on the photo from the front you can see they are a cobbled together group, not exactly Spetsnaz

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