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January is National Blood Donor Month and the Director of the Army's Blood Donor Program, Col. Richard Gonzalez, expresses his gratitude to those who were able to donate. Pizza For Troops along with DHL Express will package and ship 10,000 pizzas to deployed Soldiers for Super Bowl Sunday. The Dahla Dam Improvement Project in Kandahar Province Afghanistan is focused on improving the existing water sources in the region.


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Date Taken:01.23.2014

Date Posted:01.23.2014


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