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Soldier dedicates his time to volunteering

Spc. Brandon Willis, a signal support specialist assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 42nd Military Police Brigade and a native of Yelm, Wash., enjoys volunteering and giving back to his community. Willis is the brigade's Better Opportunity for Single Service member's representative and the brigade's Family Readiness Group fundraiser coordinator, and has volunteered more than 130 hours since April.



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This work, Soldier dedicates his time to volunteering [Image 2 of 3], by SSG Antwaun Parrish, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:07.20.2012

Date Posted:07.26.2012 13:29

Photo ID:632947

VIRIN:120720-A-#####-257

Resolution:4288x2848

Size:1.34 MB

Location:JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, WA, USGlobe

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