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VMC leaders hold town hall to address community concerns

3:34 PM11/22/2022
Vicenza Military Community leaders held a town hall Monday on Caserma Ederle to listen to concerns and inform about efforts they are taking to resolve issues.
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AFRICOM commander visits Angola, military medical readiness exercise

1:41 PM11/14/2022
AFRICOM Commander Gen. Michael Langley visited senior Angola defense officials in Luanda, Angola, on Nov. 10, while observing a military medical readiness exercise involving U.S. and Angolan doctors.
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U.S., Angola Hosts Bi-lateral Military Medical Readiness Exercise

12:41 PM11/14/2022
The Angolan Armed Forces, in partnership with the U.S. Army’s Southern European Task Force and the U.S. Army Reserve’s 807th Medical Command, will host a Medical Readiness Exercise (MEDREX) in Luanda 8-18 Nov., 2022.
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SETAF-AF, Tunisia Armed Forces counter-IED experts visit TRADOC

10:07 PM11/9/2022
Six explosive ordnance disposal and counter-IED (C-IED) experts from Tunisia Armed Forces visited Fort Lee, Virginia, and the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Munitions and EOD Training Department Oct. 25-26.
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SETAF-AF hosts Commander’s Forum to gauge progress and set stage for success in Africa

5:59 PM11/7/2022
The commanding general of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa welcomed Army leaders here for a weeklong discussion on progress and opportunities for the Army in support of U.S. Africa Command.
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'Tactical and Tech Day Expo' returns to Vicenza

6:43 PM10/31/2022
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force Africa (SETAF) partnered with National Conference Services Inc. (NCSI) to host the Tactical and Tech Day Expo at the Golden Lion Conference Center on Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy, October 26, 2022.
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Soldiers across Europe and Africa test expertise in Vicenza

6:41 PM10/31/2022
U.S. Army Soldiers from across Europe and Africa are testing their skills this month against the highest standards of proficiency for their warfighting professions at Caserma Del Din here.
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African Lion 23 planning begins

2:29 PM10/17/2022
Planners from U.S. Africa Command, the Southern European Task Force – Africa, the U.S. National Guard and Reserve and multiple African partners assembled here to begin detailed planning for Exercise African Lion 23, Sept. 26-30.
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SETAF-AF nets two ‘Warriors Corner’ spots at AUSA meeting

7:31 PM10/8/2022
The Association of the United States Army’s Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., next week will feature two presentations about Army activities in Africa.
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U.S, Italy stakeholders discuss sustainability and environmental programs

12:29 PM9/30/2022
Members of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa (SETAF-AF), Italian Army, NATO military personnel from Italy and Slovenia, the Friuli Venezia Giulia regional command and other key environmental stakeholders discuss managing military operational training demands while protecting the environment, 20-23 September, at the annual Sustainable Training Area Management workshop.
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405th AFSB commander visits Humanitarian Assistance Program team in Livorno

4:53 PM9/26/2022
The commander of the 405th Army Field Support Brigade made a site visit to the Humanitarian Assistance Program team in Livorno, Sept. 22. The HAP team, which reports to the Defense Security Cooperation Agency but is administratively assigned to Logistics Readiness Center Italy, 405th AFSB, greeted Col. Crystal Hills and provided her with a briefing and a tour of their facility.
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African Land Forces Colloquium 2022

5:43 PM9/16/2022
The African Land Forces Colloquium 2022 kicked off at the 7th Army Training Command Headquarters in Grafenwoehr, Germany, Sept. 13, 2022.
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Saber Junction 22 Begins in Hohenfels, Germany

5:39 AM9/12/2022
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa is supporting 173rd as the exercise higher command. Saber Junction 22 has officially begun in Germany with more than 4,400 participants from the U.S., Albania, Belgium, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Hungary, Kosovo, Lithuania, North Macedonia, Romania, Slovakia, Turkey, and the United Kingdom.
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Army senior leader visits Morocco, Tunisia

7:28 AM8/24/2022
The commanding general for the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa made his first visit to Africa since taking command of the Italy-based headquarters in July. Maj. Gen. Todd R. Wasmund visited military leaders in Morocco and Tunisia August 21-24 to discuss issues of mutual security interest.
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Sergeant Morales Club inducts new members, serves community

12:00 PM7/26/2022
To become a member of the Sergeant Morales Club, Soldiers must commit countless hours of their free time to prepare for the long road to becoming a member. Service members must be in the rank of corporal through sergeant first class, be in good Army standing, supervise at least two Soldiers, and demonstrate the character, commitment and competence required to maintain their standing in the Army profession, and be assigned to U.S. Army Europe and Africa command and have a minimum of six months remaining to their overseas tours.
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U.S., South Africa militaries begin Exercise Shared Accord 2022 in KwaZulu-Natal

6:09 PM7/19/2022
Exercise Shared Accord, planned and executed by the United States Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, features several key exercises occurring simultaneously -- a medical training exercise, a field training exercises and a training segment called Judicious Activation -- all designed to promote security cooperation and interoperability between the United States and South Africa.
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U.S. Soldiers assist passengers injured in Somalia plane crash

5:27 PM7/19/2022
Three 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade Soldiers out of Fort Bragg, N.C., were conducting medical training with a platoon of Somalia’s Danab commandos when a Jubba Airlines aircraft crash-landed at Mogadishu International Airport at 10:30 a.m. on July 18. While the Danab commandos rushed toward the aircraft to pull injured passengers from the aircraft, the three American SFAB team members established a triage station about 100 meters from the crash site and assisted local emergency responders to evacuate 16 injured passengers to nearby medical facilities.
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SETAF-AF brings together rival towns in Dolomites for 60 years, counting

2:49 PM7/14/2022
In 1962, Odilla Lissa Dal Pra, from the town Valli del Pasubio several miles north of massif, sculpted a statue of the Virgin Mary with ambition to place it from on top of the peak known by locals as “Sisilla” in the Little Dolomites.
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SETAF-AF gets new commanding general, bids farewell to Rohling

11:40 AM7/14/2022
Soldiers of U.S Army Southern European Task Force, Africa welcomed a new commanding general during the change of command ceremony held at Hoekstra Field on Caserma Ederle, July 14. Maj. Gen. Todd Wasmund took command of SETAF-AF in front of assembled SETAF-AF Soldiers, family and friends.
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Combined arms rehearsal sets stage for successful African Lion 22

10:34 AM6/23/2022
Moroccan and United States military leadership welcomed participants to the combined arms rehearsal in Agadir, Morocco during African Lion 22 June 20, 2022.
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African Lion 22 begins, runs June 6-30 in Morocco, Tunisia, Senegal and Ghana

2:53 PM6/9/2022
African Lion 22 features a joint task force command post exercise, a combined arms live fire exercise, a maritime exercise, an air exercise including bomber aircraft, a joint forcible entry with paratroopers into a field training exercise, a chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear response exercise, and a humanitarian civic assistance program event.
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839th Transportation Bn. pushes equipment for major military exercise from Livorno port

10:50 AM6/4/2022
Equipment for U.S. Africa Command’s largest exercise in Africa left the port of Livorno May 29 aboard the USNS Yuma. This equipment is a small part of the thousands of short tons now underway across the Mediterranean and Atlantic oceans to several locations for Exercise African Lion 22.
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Remarks by Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling at the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa Army Heritage Month and Birthday Commemoration

1:32 PM6/2/2022
Remarks by Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling at the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa Army Heritage Month and Birthday Commemoration June 2, 2022 1:06pm Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy
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Change of command ceremony welcomes Lt. Col. Corbett Baxter to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion

3:04 PM5/31/2022
Lt. Col. John M. Baker relinquished duties as the commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion to Lt. Col. Corbett W. Baxter during the change of command ceremony May 31 on Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, Italy.
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Sky Soldier wins title of “Physician Assistant of the Year” in U.S. Army Europe and Africa

1:28 PM5/24/2022
VICENZA, Italy – U.S. Army Capt. Christopher Donaghe is a Physician Assistant assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Airborne Infantry Regiment “The Rock” in the 173rd Airborne Brigade. On May 20, Capt. Donaghe officially received the U.S. Army Europe and Africa (USAREUR-AF) 2021 Physician Assistant of the Year Award. The Commanding General of Regional Health Command Europe and Command Surgeon of USAREUR-AF, Brig. Gen. Mark Thompson traveled to Vicenza to present Donaghe with his well-deserved award for his selfless care of hundreds of Sky Soldiers.
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Commanding general recognizes local hospital care team for support to U.S. Army civilian employee

5:54 PM5/19/2022
Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, commanding general of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa headquartered in Vicenza, presented awards to two members of the San Bortolo Hospital care team and two volunteers of the Croce Verde organization for their actions to assist a U.S. Army civilian employee needing extensive support May-November 2020.
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U.S. Army Soldiers to conduct Swift Response Exercise training in Latvia

3:58 PM5/10/2022
U.S. Army soldiers from the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force-Africa, 82nd Airborne Division and 173rd Airborne Brigade will conduct airborne operations on May 13 near Adazi, Latvia as part of Exercise Swift Response 22.
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SETAF-AF hosts joint command post exercise in Italy

11:43 AM4/14/2022
Last week, more than 350 U.S. service members flooded Caserma Ederle, a small U.S. Army base in Northern Italy, for a 10-day joint force command post exercise that began April 4.
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Kenya native becomes U.S. Army Reserve medic

12:39 PM3/23/2022
Spc. Joshua Omwenga, a combat medic with 444th Minimal Care Det., was born in Western Kenya. Omwenga was working as a school teacher when he was notified that he would receive a green card to the United States from a local lottery.
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Florida Guard travels 8000 miles to partner with Africa

9:44 AM3/21/2022
U.S. Army National Guard Soldiers from the 107th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment traveled over 8,000 miles to report on a multinational exercise in Africa Feb. 28 through March 17. The unit of Florida Army National Guard public affairs specialists departed St. Augustine, Florida, for Kenya, where they spent the last three weeks reporting on Exercise Justified Accord 22.
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Over 20 militaries complete Justified Accord exercise ends in Kenya

9:42 AM3/21/2022
Over 20 countries from all over the world gathered in Kenya to exchange information and focus on peacekeeping operations during Exercise Justified Accord 22 from Feb. 28 - March 17. More than 800 personnel from the U.S. joint force, inter-agencies, African Union and NATO participated in the exercise. Justified Accord 22 is a multi-component and multinational exercise with the goal to increase readiness and support enduring peace among the participants. The exercise focused on a multinational field training exercise, a command post exercise, and medical training to enhance peacekeeping operations in the region. Through enduring cooperation and teamwork the participating countries conducted a successful exercise; learning and exchanging information for best practices moving forward.
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ALFS starts now

9:38 AM3/21/2022
Military leaders from the U.S. Army and over 40 African countries will join here March 21-25 in an effort to strengthen partnerships and discuss security challenges in Africa. Maj. Gen. Andrew Rohling, commanding general of U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, will welcome African Land Forces Summit 2022 attendees during the opening ceremony on March 21 in Columbus, Georgia.
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Why I Serve: U.S. Army soldier finds ways to lead in military and civilian career

9:31 AM3/18/2022
Spc. Sherry Lewis said she joined the Army for an opportunity to better serve her community and pay for college and added that she also wanted to show young women that they can do anything they put their mind to.
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SETAF-AF, 173rd Paratroopers strengthen interoperability with Tunisian partners

9:30 AM3/17/2022
Paratroopers from 173rd Airborne Brigade and U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa joined Tunisia Armed Forces in an airborne exercise near Bizerte, Tunisia, March 3-4. Approximately 50 Soldiers from SETAF-AF and 1st Squadron, 91st Cavalry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade, parachuted alongside 50 Tunisian military counterparts onto the Al Amila drop zone from Sidi Ahmed Air Base near Bizerte, Tunisia. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is part of the U.S. Africa Command Contingency Response Force in north and west Africa. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside Allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance.
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EOD technician supports Exercise Justified Accord

1:12 PM3/15/2022
ISIOLO, KENYA - Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) is a challenging but rewarding career field that pushes physical and mental limits for those willing to take on the challenge. U.S. Army Soldiers interested in this career field must endure several assessments before, during and after their initial training has been completed. Only a few bear such a responsibility and there are only a select group of female Soldiers within the occupational specialty.
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Military historian, international relations expert talks to SETAF-AF about need for new strategy in Sahel

2:27 PM3/14/2022
A NATO expert on peacekeeping operations in the African Sahel led a discussion among U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa staff members on Caserma Del Din, Vicenza, Italy, March 11 about the history and future of counter-violent extremist organizations in the region.
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Exercise Justified Accord Begins in Kenya

12:17 PM3/14/2022
Justified Accord is an annual, multinational military exercise focusing on African partner capability and interoperability in support of United Nations and Africa Union peace support operations. The exercise seeks to improve multinational interoperability and to incorporate regional civilian, police and military entities into training.
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Tunisian Counter-IED team tests skills at Raven's Challenge

3:44 PM3/10/2022
U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa and Tunisian Armed Forces Engineers participated in a counter-IED exercise in Camp Blanding, Florida this week. A member of SETAF-AF C-IED/EOD branch traveled with two Tunisian explosive ordnance disposal specialists to participate in the Raven's Challenge Interoperability Exercise.
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Sgt. Maj. Garcia takes over responsibility for SETAF-AF battalion headquarters

11:27 AM3/7/2022
Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, held a change of responsibility ceremony Feb. 25. Command Sgt. Maj. Salvador G. Garcia replaced Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher E. Rozmarin during the ceremony at Caserma Ederle, Vicenza, Italy.
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Advisor teams to Senegal help deploy peacekeeping task force, revamp logistics system

11:17 AM3/7/2022
Two teams from 2nd SFAB will complete their six-month security cooperation rotation to Senegal over the next few weeks. They will be replaced by another two teams coming from the Fort Bragg, North Carolina based unit.
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Confindustria Day at Caserma Del Din showcases facilities and future projects

3:58 PM2/24/2022
VICENZA, Italy – Members of the Vicenza Confindustria met with leaders of the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa on Feb. 22, 2022, to tour the facilities at Caserma Del Din in Vicenza, as well as learn more about the mission of SETAF-AF and projects that the U.S. Army has planned in the Vicenza community.
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Army Secretary visits USAREUR-AF sites in first tour overseas

9:09 AM11/4/2021
Secretary of the Army Christine Wormuth wrapped up her first overseas tour this week to U.S. Army Europe and Africa sites in Germany, Poland, and Italy to reinforce U.S. commitment to the NATO Alliance and discuss USAREUR-AF initiatives with senior leaders in the theater.
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African Lion 21: Multinational night live fire event strengthens interoperability, readiness

11:51 AM6/17/2021
Soldiers with the Georgia Army National Guard completed multinational live-fire training under the concealment of night during exercise African Lion 21 June 13-14, 2021, in Tan Tan, Morocco. Artillery fire filled the sky with illumination and infrared light to enable maneuver of infantry underneath.
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Partners in Planning

2:41 PM3/29/2021
African Lion 21 is set to kick off this June!
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United States and Kenya strengthen security partnership

1:16 PM3/8/2021
Maj. Gen. Andrew M. Rohling, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa commander, visited Kenya March 2-5 on an official tour to broaden and strengthen the security partnership between the United States and Kenya.
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SETAF-Africa conducts large-scale planning for African Lion 21

2:13 PM3/2/2021
Capt. Jeremey Parks, a U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa Signal Corps future operations officer, participates in large-scale virtual planning meetings for African Lion 2021. The U.S. military, along with 21 multinational partners, is adapting with COVID-19 mitigation practices to safely plan a complex multinational, joint, all-domain exercise culminating in combined live-fire exercises occurring in multiple countries across the combined joint operations area. (U.S. Army photo by Christopher House)
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SETAF-Africa conducts large-scale planning for African Lion 21

2:12 PM3/2/2021
Lt. Col. Eli Segres, a U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa Signal Corps future operations officer, participates in large-scale virtual planning meetings for African Lion 2021. The U.S. military, along with 21 multinational partners, is adapting with COVID-19 mitigation practices to safely plan a complex multinational, joint, all-domain exercise culminating in combined live-fire exercises occurring in multiple countries across the combined joint operations area. (U.S. Army photo by Christopher House)
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SETAF-Africa conducts large-scale planning for African Lion 21

2:11 PM3/2/2021
Maj. Laura Proffit, a U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa, operational protection directorate plans and operations chief, participates in large-scale virtual planning meetings for African Lion 2021. The U.S. military, along with 21 multinational partners, is adapting with COVID-19 mitigation practices to safely plan a complex multinational, joint, all-domain exercise culminating in combined live-fire exercises occurring in multiple countries across the combined joint operations area. (U.S. Army photo by Christopher House)
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SETAF-Africa conducts large-scale planning for African Lion 21

2:09 PM3/2/2021
Staff Sgt. Rachelle Dutton, the U.S. Army Southern European Task Force, Africa force health protection NCO, left, and Maj. Stephen Boughton, a SETAF-Africa G4 fusion logistics planner, participate in large-scale virtual planning meetings for exercise African Lion 2021. The U.S. military, along with 21 multinational partners, is adapting with COVID-19 mitigation practices to safely plan a complex multinational, joint, all-domain exercise culminating in combined live-fire exercises occurring in multiple countries across the combined joint operations area. (U.S. Army photo by Christopher House)
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SETAF-Africa conducts large-scale planning for African Lion 21

2:08 PM3/2/2021
Lt. Col. Paul Hilaski, the Southern European Task Force, Africa G35 future operations chief, participates in large-scale virtual planning meetings for African Lion 2021. The U.S. military, along with 21 multinational partners, is adapting with COVID-19 mitigation practices to safely plan a complex multinational, joint, all-domain exercise culminating in combined live-fire exercises occurring in multiple countries across the combined joint operations area. (U.S. Army photo by Christopher House)
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U.S., French forces conduct joint artillery training

9:55 AM2/16/2021
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the East Africa Response Force (EARF) in support of the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) and French Soldiers assigned to the 5th Overseas Intermarines Regiment (RIAOM) participated in a live-fire joint artillery training event at the Djiboutian Range Complex, Djibouti, Feb. 2, 2021.
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U.S. Army Garrison Italy delivers medical supplies to Italian hospitals

5:03 PM2/3/2021
The U.S. Army Garrison Italy assisted in delivering $500,000 worth medical supplies to Italian hospitals in Vicenza, Pisa and Livorno. (U.S. Army video by Spc. Meleesa Gutierrez)
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