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HIRA, Ethiopia (Oct 27, 2012) - A local Ethiopian boy ties down his bull after bringing it in for care during a veterinary civic action program (VETCAP) clinic Oct. 27, 2012, in Hirna, Ethiopia. VETCAPs strengthen the capabilities of community-based animal health workers, ensure livestock health, enhance economic stability and develop trust and confidence with partner nations. The 448th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, partnered with the Ethiopian government to conduct the VETCAP. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sergeant Donald R. Allen)
HIRA, Ethiopia (Oct 27, 2012) - A local Ethiopian boy ties down his bull after bringing it in for care during a veterinary civic action program (VETCAP) clinic Oct. 27, 2012, in Hirna, Ethiopia. VETCAPs strengthen the capabilities of community-based animal health workers, ensure livestock health, enhance economic stability and develop trust and confidence with partner nations. The 448th Civil Affairs Battalion Functional Specialty Team, deployed in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa, partnered with the Ethiopian government to conduct the VETCAP. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sergeant Donald R. Allen)
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