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Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Peters, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 heavy equipment operator, drives a roller over gravel during construction of a parking pad at a Djibouti Airfield, July 28, 2016. The project included parking pads for multiple vehicles and a road that allows fire trucks and emergency crews quicker access to different parts of the airfield, thereby cutting down critical response time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton/Released)
Petty Officer 1st Class Joseph Peters, Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 133 heavy equipment operator, drives a roller over gravel during construction of a parking pad at a Djibouti Airfield, July 28, 2016. The project included parking pads for multiple vehicles and a road that allows fire trucks and emergency crews quicker access to different parts of the airfield, thereby cutting down critical response time. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Benjamin Raughton/Released)
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