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Col. Tim Gibson, 10th Air Base Wing Commander, meets with the press regarding issues related to the Waldo Canyon. Available in High Definition.


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This work, USAFA 10 ABW commander briefs press on USAFA actions during Waldo Canyon wildfire, by Jon Zanone, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.27.2012

Date Posted:06.27.2012 9:42PM

Category:Briefings

Video ID:147941

VIRIN:120627-F-#####-002

Filename:DOD_100429625

Length:00:03:41

Location:COLORADO SPRINGS, CO, USGlobe

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