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A Company 563rd Aviation Support Battalion shout out to Albany, NY Devils Hockey Team from Kandahar, Afghanistan.


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This work, Albany Devils Shoutout, by SGT Shanika Futrell, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.15.2011

Date Posted:09.17.2011 4:52PM

Category:Greetings

Video ID:125950

VIRIN:110917-A-#####-123

Filename:DOD_100243973

Length:00:09:04

Location:US

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