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U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Donald Rudnickas talks about shipboard damage control training during Exercise Tradewinds 2012, June 19, 2012. Also available in high definition. Tradewinds is a multinational, interagency exercise designed to develop and sustain relationships that improve the capacity of U.S., Canadian and 15 Caribbean partner nations security forces to counter transnational crime and provide humanitarian assistance and disaster relief. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Richard Brahm/Released)


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This work, Exercise Tradewinds 2012 - U.S. Coast Guard Ensign Donald Rudnickas, by PO3 Richard Brahm, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.19.2012

Date Posted:06.21.2012 9:55AM

Category:Package

Video ID:147341

VIRIN:120619-G-EK967-001

Filename:DOD_100424053

Length:00:02:11

Location:BB

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