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Irvin Hicks Jr., foreign policy advisor (POLAD) for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), briefs CJTF-HOA service members at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 27, 2019. Hicks briefed about his duties as the POLAD and how he contributes to the CJTF-HOA mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
Irvin Hicks Jr., foreign policy advisor (POLAD) for Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA), briefs CJTF-HOA service members at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti, June 27, 2019. Hicks briefed about his duties as the POLAD and how he contributes to the CJTF-HOA mission. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. J.D. Strong II)
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