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U.S. Army Pacific Contingency Command Post packs a C-17 and deploys to the Kingdom of Tonga for a humanitarian disaster exercise. Hickam Air Force Base HI. Available in High Definition.

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This work, CCP Deploys to Tonga BROLL, by SSG Robert Ham, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.21.2012

Date Posted:09.21.2012 10:57PM


Video ID:156660




Location:HI, US

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