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Capt. Bryan Hays, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Dental Cell Officer in Charge, injects a patient with numbing medication Feb. 23, 2016, in Arta, Djibouti. During the dental civic action program (DENCAP), many members of the village received dental care for the first time in their lives. The DENCAP in Arta was the third of four regions civil affairs planned to visit in February. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
Capt. Bryan Hays, 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion Dental Cell Officer in Charge, injects a patient with numbing medication Feb. 23, 2016, in Arta, Djibouti. During the dental civic action program (DENCAP), many members of the village received dental care for the first time in their lives. The DENCAP in Arta was the third of four regions civil affairs planned to visit in February. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Peter Thompson)
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