CJTF-HOA Photo

CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (June 26, 2012) - U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, 3rd Air Force commander, speaks to airmen during an Air Force Commander's Call at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 11 Degrees North building June 26. Franklin spoke about making the best of one's time while deployed by continuing education opportunities, volunteerism and diplomacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss)
CAMP LEMONNIER, Djibouti (June 26, 2012) - U.S. Air Force Lt. Gen. Craig A. Franklin, 3rd Air Force commander, speaks to airmen during an Air Force Commander's Call at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation's 11 Degrees North building June 26. Franklin spoke about making the best of one's time while deployed by continuing education opportunities, volunteerism and diplomacy. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lael Huss)
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