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Signal Strength: Tactical communicators keep total force connected | DVIDS

Signal Strength: Tactical communicators keep total force connected | DVIDS

The surrounding terrain was savage and impassable; the elevation left the non-indigenous laboring to breathe. The only way in and out of the remote Afghan region was along a hellacious pass, divided by a mountain range: aptly and religiously referred to as “IED Alley.”

During the winter, the snow and cold were paralyzing; the resupply route became impenetrable and drinking water froze. During the spring and summer, the high elevation created microclimates that would fog in the camp – hiding the approach of the enemy and ultimately leaving the base vulnerable to attack.

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