Audio: Soldiers Radio News - May 10th, 2012

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Gen. Odierno talks SHARP, new changes open doors for female soldiers; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Chandler talks about the importance of the Sponsorship Program and we salute military spouse, May 11, 2012.

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This work, Soldiers Radio News - May 10th, 2012, by SSG Jennifer Anderson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:05.10.2012

Date Posted:05.10.2012


Audio ID:29716



Location:FORT MEADE, MD, USGlobe

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