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U.S. Army Lt. Col. Betty Cummisky, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion commander, speaks during a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 12, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. They will conduct military-to-military and civil-military engagements to strengthen partner nation capacity and continue to build on the strong foundation established by the departing 415th CA BN. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton/Released)
U.S. Army Lt. Col. Betty Cummisky, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion commander, speaks during a transfer of authority ceremony Feb. 12, 2016, at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti. They will conduct military-to-military and civil-military engagements to strengthen partner nation capacity and continue to build on the strong foundation established by the departing 415th CA BN. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Kate Thornton/Released)
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