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Soldiers, airmen learn community counterdrug strategies

Soldiers prepare a skit on anti-drug awareness here, Aug. 17. More than 30 soldiers and airmen from California to as far as Puerto Rico attended a course on Drug Demand Reduction, hosted by the National Guard Bureau. For three weeks, soldiers and airmen learned methods of reaching out to their communities in an attempt to counterattack the war on drugs in America.



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This work, Soldiers, airmen learn community counterdrug strategies [Image 10 of 11], by SGT Lauren Twigg, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:08.17.2011

Date Posted:09.12.2011 19:06

Photo ID:455405

VIRIN:110818-A-TA763-006

Resolution:3748x2454

Size:2.2 MB

Location:PHOENIX, AZ, USGlobe

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