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CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - General William Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, greets Corporal Carla Sittniewski, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 366, during a lunch with the unit August 19, 2010. Ward is visiting Camp Lemonnier to observe daily operations and to welcome the Kansas National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti - General William Ward, commander of U.S. Africa Command, greets Corporal Carla Sittniewski, Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 366, during a lunch with the unit August 19, 2010. Ward is visiting Camp Lemonnier to observe daily operations and to welcome the Kansas National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Petty Officer 2nd Class Nathan Laird)
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