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Fire fighters will soon be moving into newly constructed temporary facilities in Joplin, Mo., and temporary schools are on track to be ready for the first day of classes. Public affairs specialist Sara Goodeyon reports on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Critical Public Facilities Mission in Joplin.



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This work, Temporary public facility construction in Joplin on track, by Sara Goodeyon, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.29.2011

Date Posted:06.29.2011

Category:Newscasts

Audio ID:27765

Length:00:01:02

Filename:1106/DOD_100199644.mp3

Location:JOPLIN, MO, USGlobe

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