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Miramar brig unveils expansion

Officials cut the ribbon at the reopening ceremony of Joint Regional Correctional Facility Southwest aboard Marine Corps Air Station Miramar Feb. 4. After the opening ceremony guests toured the facility and got a first look at the new housing units and common areas.

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This work, Miramar brig unveils expansion [Image 3 of 5], by Sgt Lisa Tourtelot, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:02.04.2011

Date Posted:02.09.2011 12:08

Photo ID:365041



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