Civil Affairs Soldiers enhance Tanzanian Counter Illicit Trafficking Operations

U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Smith, with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, teaches a class on ground surveillance for Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) patrol game wardens during a Counter Illicit Trafficking course, in Ngwala, Tanzania, July 24, 2018. The course, provided by the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, is a month-long course to enhance TAWA's anti-poaching capabilities in Tanzania. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Ahearn)
U.S. Army Sgt. Matthew Smith, with the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, teaches a class on ground surveillance for Tanzania Wildlife Management Authority (TAWA) patrol game wardens during a Counter Illicit Trafficking course, in Ngwala, Tanzania, July 24, 2018. The course, provided by the 404th Civil Affairs Battalion, is a month-long course to enhance TAWA's anti-poaching capabilities in Tanzania. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Timothy M. Ahearn)
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