Audio: Soldiers Radio News - May 29, 2012

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Soldiers kick off exercise Immediate Response in Croatia; AFRICOM holds an NCO symposium in Germany; Captains Career Course pilot program.

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Date Taken:05.29.2012

Date Posted:05.29.2012


Audio ID:29809



Location:FORT MEADE, MD, USGlobe

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