CJTF-HOA Soldiers Visit Girls Orphanage

DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia (May 29, 2012) - U.S. Army Spc. Kelli Helfinstine, a veterinary technician for the Functional Specialty Team, 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, walks and talks with a group of girls at Ubune Endrias, a local all-girls orphanage here May 29. Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa spent an evening at the orphanage playing, talking and socializing with the girls there.  (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti) CJTF-HOA Photo DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia (May 29, 2012) - U.S. Army Spc. Kelli Helfinstine, a veterinary technician for the Functional Specialty Team, 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, walks and talks with a group of girls at Ubune Endrias, a local all-girls orphanage here May 29. Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa spent an evening at the orphanage playing, talking and socializing with the girls there. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti)
DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia (May 29, 2012) - U.S. Army Spc. Kelli Helfinstine, a veterinary technician for the Functional Specialty Team, 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, plays hand games with a group of girls at Ubune Endrias, a local all-girls orphanage here May 29. Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa spent an evening at the orphanage playing, talking and socializing with the girls there. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti) CJTF-HOA Photo DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia (May 29, 2012) - U.S. Army Spc. Kelli Helfinstine, a veterinary technician for the Functional Specialty Team, 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, plays hand games with a group of girls at Ubune Endrias, a local all-girls orphanage here May 29. Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa spent an evening at the orphanage playing, talking and socializing with the girls there. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti)
DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia (May 29, 2012) - U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin Goodwin (left), a Civil Information Management Cell member for the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, interacts with children during a visit to Ubune Endrias, a local all-girls orphanage here May 29. Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa spent an evening at the orphanage playing, talking and socializing with the girls there as a part of a CAT 4901 outreach program that allows team members to interact with the local community. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti) CJTF-HOA Photo DIRE DAWA, Ethiopia (May 29, 2012) - U.S. Army Sgt. Benjamin Goodwin (left), a Civil Information Management Cell member for the 448th Civil Affairs Battalion, interacts with children during a visit to Ubune Endrias, a local all-girls orphanage here May 29. Soldiers from Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa spent an evening at the orphanage playing, talking and socializing with the girls there as a part of a CAT 4901 outreach program that allows team members to interact with the local community. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Shejal Pulivarti)

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