Marines

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BALAD AIR BASE, Iraq -- Senior Airman Douglas Batchelder times the ammunition feeder on an HH-60G Pave Hawk helicopter machine gun. In 2003, Airman Batchelder suffered numerous injuries from flying shrapnel of a rocket that exploded in his tent in Baghdad. After five hand surgeries, he is back in Iraq with the 64th Helicopter Maintenance Unit here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Tim Beckham)