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Airmen and Afghan well mission

A little Afghan girl gives a thumbs up to the departing airmen to signify a job well done after they fixed a broken water well at a village near Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, Jan. 26, 2013. The airmen teamed up with local Afghan leaders to fix the broken well and bring the fresh groundwater back to the village. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Chris Willis)



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This work, Airmen and Afghan well mission [Image 1 of 17], by SrA Christopher Willis, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.26.2013

Date Posted:02.08.2013 06:34

Photo ID:838589

VIRIN:130126-F-LR266-294

Resolution:6048x4032

Size:6.06 MB

Location:BAGRAM AIR FIELD, AFGlobe

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