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U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Lawrence Allison, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Religious Affairs deputy director, conducts an Easter service held for CJTF-HOA members in East Africa on Apr. 5, 2015. Allison visited members throughout the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility to provide religious services, share his Hawaiian upbringing and the Aloha spirit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
U.S. Army Chaplain (Maj.) Lawrence Allison, Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa Religious Affairs deputy director, conducts an Easter service held for CJTF-HOA members in East Africa on Apr. 5, 2015. Allison visited members throughout the CJTF-HOA area of responsibility to provide religious services, share his Hawaiian upbringing and the Aloha spirit. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Iinuma)
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