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Camp Leatherneck turns base operations over to U.S. Army

Sonja Odom, master planner for the Camp Commandant's office aboard Camp Leatherneck, enjoys a light lunch after a transition of authority ceremony and words from new leadership, Dec. 15. Odom, like the other new planners, developers and overseers of the installation has been conducting a steady transition from Marine Corps control to the hands of the United States Army, who is already taking steps to further develop the ever-growing base.



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This work, Camp Leatherneck turns base operations over to U.S. Army [Image 2 of 4], by Sgt Timothy Solano, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.15.2011

Date Posted:12.16.2011 23:43

Photo ID:500681

VIRIN:111215-M-DF801-018

Resolution:1800x1200

Size:1.06 MB

Location:CAMP LEATHERNECK, AFGlobe

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