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25th Infantry Division Soldiers train with Tongan police during exercise Coral Reef in Tongatapu, Tonga Sep. 25, 2012. (See slate for more detail) Available in High Definition.


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This work, 25ID Soldiers train with Tongan Police, by SFC Kevin Bell, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:09.25.2012

Date Posted:10.3.2012 9:43PM

Category:Package

Video ID:157451

VIRIN:120925-A-JI701-010

Filename:DOD_100504009

Length:00:01:38

Location:TO

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