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GAKO, Rwanda (April 4, 2012) - U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Ellis prepares to demonstrate administering an intravenous needle to U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Webster during combat lifesaver training with the Rwandan Defense Force 71st Battalion soldiers here April 4. Ellis and Webster are medics with 3rd Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, Task Force Raptor, supporting Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. CJTF-HOA and Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program members worked alongside 71st RDF Battalion soldiers to observe and share advice and practices with Rwandan military personnel supporting United Nations peacekeeping missions. (Courtesy photo)
GAKO, Rwanda (April 4, 2012) - U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Charles Ellis prepares to demonstrate administering an intravenous needle to U.S. Army Spc. Andrew Webster during combat lifesaver training with the Rwandan Defense Force 71st Battalion soldiers here April 4. Ellis and Webster are medics with 3rd Squadron, 124th Cavalry Regiment, Texas Army National Guard, Task Force Raptor, supporting Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa. CJTF-HOA and Africa Contingency Operations Training and Assistance program members worked alongside 71st RDF Battalion soldiers to observe and share advice and practices with Rwandan military personnel supporting United Nations peacekeeping missions. (Courtesy photo)
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