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Prince Harry has traded his notorious Vegas strip pad for a landing pad.
Two weeks after the royal's derriere-flashing Sin City vacation made headlines, Prince Harry reported for duty Friday morning in Afghanistan to begin his combat tour as co-pilot of an attack helicopter, according to published reports.
This will mark the 27-year-old's second tour of Afghanistan--he was stationed there for 10 weeks in late 2007 and early 2008.
His current tour of duty is expected to last for four months, and he'll take charge as co-pilot and gunner for an Apache attack helicopter covering Afghanistan's largest province, Helmand, located is the southwest region of the country.
A weary-looking Harry, decked out in fatigues, gave a thumbs-up to photographers after landing in Camp Bastion following a long flight from England, and he later made his way past several choppers before getting down to business.
In a statement released by St. James Palace, a spokesman said, "Prince Harry, like any soldier, considers it a great honor to represent his country in her majesty's armed forces wherever it chooses to deploy him."
No doubt, palace handlers are resting easy that they don't have to impose a media blackout on images from this particular trip of Harry's!