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A group of American service member volunteers helped provide heat for the local populations. South Koreans use coal to help heat their homes during the Winter months. Also available in high definition


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This work, Air Force Report: Heating Homes Through Volunteering, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:01.28.2014

Date Posted:01.28.2014 2:12PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:320450

VIRIN:140128-F-AG336-001

Filename:DOD_101098230

Length:00:01:03

Location:FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD, USGlobe

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