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Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works visits Puerto Rico for dam Inauguration

The Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Hon. Jo-Ellen Darcy, attended the inauguration ceremony of the Portugues Dam in Ponce, Puerto Rico, Feb. 5. Here, Darcy peaks with the Senior Civilian Advisor to the Secretary of the Army, retired Maj. Gen. Felix Santoni, after the inauguration ceremony. The dam's cost, whose planning dates back to the 1970's, totaled $386 million and is expected to serve more than 40,000 residents of Ponce. (National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, Puerto Rico National Guard Public Affairs Office)



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This work, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works visits Puerto Rico for dam Inauguration [Image 1 of 15], by SSG Joseph Rivera Rebolledo, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.05.2014

Date Posted:02.07.2014 10:17

Photo ID:1163271

VIRIN:140205-A-SM948-998

Resolution:2100x1500

Size:2.4 MB

Location:PONCE, PRGlobe

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