Soldier Carrying Adcor BEAR Carbine in Afganistan

    An eagle-eyed reader spotted a photo, taken a few days ago in Afghanistan, showing a U.S. Army National Guard soldier carrying what appears to be a 10.5″ Adcor B.E.A.R upper on a M4 Carbine lower.

    The photo’s caption reads

    U.S. Army National Guard Sgt. 1st Class Michael Nelson, a Security Force member of Provincial Reconstruction Team Farah, provides security during a key leader engagement in Cin Farsi Village, Farah province, Afghanistan, June 9. SECFOR is made up of National Guard infantrymen out of Alaska who are responsible for ensuring the safety of everyone assigned to PRT Farah.

    Steve Johnson

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