21st Century Sailor and Marine Initiative Arrives in Djibouti

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 16, 2012) - U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant James E. Davis, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa command senior enlisted leader, greets U.S. Navy Reserve Force Master Chief (AW) Chris T. Wheeler, March 16, during the first stop in an overseas tour with Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), the honorable Juan M. Garcia and commander, Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink. The leaders are visiting Sailors and Marines deployed to the Horn of Africa to highlight the wide range of personnel programs covered in the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant Ryan Labadens)

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CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 16, 2012) - U.S. Air Force Chief Master Sergeant James E. Davis, Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa command senior enlisted leader, greets U.S. Navy Reserve Force Master Chief (AW) Chris T. Wheeler, March 16, during the first stop in an overseas tour with Assistant Secretary of the Navy (Manpower and Reserve Affairs), the honorable Juan M. Garcia and commander, Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink. The leaders are visiting Sailors and Marines deployed to the Horn of Africa to highlight the wide range of personnel programs covered in the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant Ryan Labadens)

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Navy Reserve commander, laughs with U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anthony Dallas, March 17, at the galley here. This is Debbink's first stop during an overseas tour with Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the honorable Juan M. Garcia, and U.S. Navy Reserve Master Chief Chris T. Wheeler to highlight the personnel programs covered in the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant Ryan Labadens) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Navy Reserve commander, laughs with U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Anthony Dallas, March 17, at the galley here. This is Debbink's first stop during an overseas tour with Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the honorable Juan M. Garcia, and U.S. Navy Reserve Master Chief Chris T. Wheeler to highlight the personnel programs covered in the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant Ryan Labadens)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - U.S. Navy Reserve Master Chief Chris T. Wheeler converses over lunch with Navy reservists assigned here March 17 during the first stop in an overseas tour with Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the honorable Juan M. Garcia and commander, Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink. The leaders are visiting Sailors and Marines deployed to the Horn of Africa to highlight the personnel programs covered in the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant Ryan Labadens) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - U.S. Navy Reserve Master Chief Chris T. Wheeler converses over lunch with Navy reservists assigned here March 17 during the first stop in an overseas tour with Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, the honorable Juan M. Garcia and commander, Navy Reserve, Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink. The leaders are visiting Sailors and Marines deployed to the Horn of Africa to highlight the personnel programs covered in the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Technical Sergeant Ryan Labadens)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia speaks with Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) and tenant commands on the rollout of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative.  The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia speaks with Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) and tenant commands on the rollout of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst)
Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia speaks with Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) and tenant commands on the rollout of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative.  The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst) CJTF-HOA Photo Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia speaks with Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) and tenant commands on the rollout of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Dirk J. Debbink speaks with Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) and tenant commands on the rollout of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative.  The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) Chief of Navy Reserve Vice Adm. Dirk J. Debbink speaks with Navy and Marine Corps personnel stationed at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) and tenant commands on the rollout of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Geoffrey Kuria asks a question after a brief from Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) on the rollout of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative.  The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) Logistics Specialist 2nd Class Geoffrey Kuria asks a question after a brief from Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs Juan M. Garcia at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti (CLDJ) on the rollout of the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with Sailors and Marines here March 17 about changes to take place in the Navy and Marine Corps. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with Sailors and Marines here March 17 about changes to take place in the Navy and Marine Corps. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with a Marine during the luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with a Marine during the luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - U.S. Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Navy Reserve commander, speaks with U.S. Navy reservists during a luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Debbink visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative.  The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)

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CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - U.S. Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Navy Reserve commander, speaks with U.S. Navy reservists during a luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Debbink visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with Sailors and Marines during the luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with Sailors and Marines during the luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, shakes hands with a Marine after a luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, shakes hands with a Marine after a luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with U.S. Navy Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Anthony Dallas after a luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with U.S. Navy Mass Communications Specialist 1st Class Anthony Dallas after a luncheon in the Bob Hope Galley here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs performs in-and-outs during an early morning physical training session with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs performs in-and-outs during an early morning physical training session with Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with the Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three after an early morning physicial training session here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with the Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three after an early morning physicial training session here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, answers interview questions after an early morning physical training session with the Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, answers interview questions after an early morning physical training session with the Seabees from Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with U.S. Navy Equipment Operator Chief Deanna Robison while touring the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three equipment storage area here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, speaks with U.S. Navy Equipment Operator Chief Deanna Robison while touring the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three equipment storage area here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Navy Reserve commander, speak with U.S. Navy Equipment Operator Chief Deanna Robison while touring the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three equipment storage area here March 17. Garcia and Debbink visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - The honorable Juan M. Garcia, Assistant Secretary of the Navy for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, and U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Navy Reserve commander, speak with U.S. Navy Equipment Operator Chief Deanna Robison while touring the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three equipment storage area here March 17. Garcia and Debbink visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Navy Reserve commander, speaks with U.S. Navy Builder Chief Stephan Stran and Logistics Senior Chief Luis Samonte while touring the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three equipment storage area here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson) CJTF-HOA Photo CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (March 17, 2012) - U.S. Navy Vice Admiral Dirk J. Debbink, Navy Reserve commander, speaks with U.S. Navy Builder Chief Stephan Stran and Logistics Senior Chief Luis Samonte while touring the Naval Mobile Construction Battalion Three equipment storage area here March 17. Garcia visited here to promote the 21st Century Sailor and Marine initiative. The initiative consolidates a set of objectives and policies, new and existing, to maximize Sailor and Marine personal readiness, build resiliency and hone the most combat-effective force in the history of the Department of the Navy. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson)

A photo essay by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Christopher Carson and Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric S. Garst.

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