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Package about how Hawaii's Chamber of Commerce held it's 11th Annual Hawaii Military Partnership Conference in Honolulu early January. The conference included presentations by Army, Airforce, Navy and Marine Commanders to local community leaders, officials and business leaders. The conference highlighted the important role the military plays in the pacific region and gave military leaders a chance to impart a better understanding of the military's mission and what they do. Soundbites include LTG. Francis J. Wiercinski - Commander, U.S. Army, Pacific. Produced by Staff Sgt. Richard Colletta. Also available in High Definition.


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This work, Hawaii Military Partnership Conference, by SSG Richard Colletta, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.9.2012

Date Posted:01.14.2012 2:03AM

Category:Package

Video ID:134924

VIRIN:120109-A-#####-790

Filename:DOD_100306583

Length:00:01:31

Location:HONOLULU, HI, USGlobe

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