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Team Bliss Track Club kicks off 2012 season in Tucson

Sgt. 1st Class Crispen Hanson, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and the head coach of the Team Bliss Track Club, gives instruction to one of his athletes before competition starts in the 2012 Arizona Regulation Meet at the Canyon Del Oro High School Track and Field Complex in Tucson, Ariz., March 16. Hanson has been head coach of the club for three years and takes the team on the road to gain valuable experience as well as confidence.



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This work, Team Bliss Track Club kicks off 2012 season in Tucson [Image 16 of 16], by SSG Jes Smith, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:03.17.2012

Date Posted:03.20.2012 11:33

Photo ID:545060

VIRIN:120317-A-QY605-789

Resolution:3216x2136

Size:1.18 MB

Location:FORT BLISS, TX, USGlobe

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