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Air Force provides Army's weather supportAir Force  ...
Air Force provides Army's weather support

Tech. Sgt. Jessica Boyle gathers weather data during field training June 21 at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany. A native of Swanzey, N.H., Sergeant Boyle is a combat weather forecaster with Wiesbaden's 7th Weather Squadron, Detachment 6 in southwest Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky)
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Posted: 7/5/2006

Air Force provides Army's weather supportAir Force  ...
Air Force provides Army's weather support

Staff Sgt. Craig Gaillardet attaches the lightning detector to the weather station at Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany, June 21. Sergeant Gaillardet, a Pecos, Texas, native, is a combat weather forecaster with the 7th Weather Squadron headquartered in Heidelberg, Germany. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. John E. Lasky)
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Posted: 7/5/2006

Weather-savvy Airmen assist with operational successWeather-savvy  ...
Weather-savvy Airmen assist with operational success

Staff Sgt. Aaron Wood checks wind speed and direction with a portable monitor at Ali Base, Iraq, on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Forecasters need to know the wind speeds and directions to give pilots accurate information on arrivals and departures. Sergeant Wood is with the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron and is deployed from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Andrew Gates)
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Posted: 6/2/2006

Weather-savvy Airmen assist with operational successWeather-savvy  ...
Weather-savvy Airmen assist with operational success

Tech. Sgt. Jared Ey checks visibility during a dust storm at Ali Base, Iraq, on Tuesday, May 30, 2006. Sergeant Ey is with the 407th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron and is deployed from Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Andrew Gates)
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Posted: 6/2/2006

Hurricane responseHurricane  ...
Hurricane response

Weather forecaster Staff Sgt. Mitchell Westlund takes part in a hurricane response exercise hurricane at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., on Wednesday, May 17, 2006. The 46th Weather Squadron troop said indications are this will be an above average season for storms and that it would be a mistake to take hurricane preparations lightly. With the season right around the corner, from June through November, Eglin held a three-day exercise May 15 through May 17, called "Hurricane Lisette," to prepare for the next big storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Master Sgt. Timothy P. Barela)
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Posted: 5/17/2006

Hurricane responseHurricane  ...
Hurricane response

The 46th Weather Squadron at Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., monitored Hurricane Dennis -- in July 2005 -- from the time it became a hurricane in the Caribbean Sea. Weather forecasters gave period updates to base battle staff members sheltered in the Air Armament Center headquarters building here. With hurricane season right around the corner, from June through November, Eglin held a three-day exercise May 15 through May 17, 2006, called "Hurricane Lisette," to prepare for the next big storm. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Mike Meares)
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Posted: 5/17/2006

Weather squadrons complete mergerWeather  ...
Weather squadrons complete merger

Staff Sgt. Brian Bridges and Tech. Sgt. Gary Lam discuss thunderstorms around Kadena Air Base, Japan, on the operations floor Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Sergeants Bridges and Lam are weather forecasters with the 17th Operational Weather Squadron, which provides Pacific Air Forces with tailored operational forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
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Posted: 4/21/2006

Weather squadrons complete mergerWeather  ...
Weather squadrons complete merger

Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman looks over weather imagery of Korea and Japan on the operations floor Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Sergeant Hoffman is a flight chief with the 17th Operational Weather Squadron, which provides Pacific Air Forces with tailored operational forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
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Posted: 4/21/2006

Weather squadrons complete mergerWeather  ...
Weather squadrons complete merger

Master Sgt. Charles Hoffman and Senior Airman Christopher Eklund collaborate and discuss weather forecasts for Korea and Japan on the operations floor Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Sergeant Hoffman and Airman Eklund are with the 17th Operational Weather Squadron, which provides Pacific Air Forces with tailored operational forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
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Posted: 4/21/2006

Weather squadrons complete mergerWeather  ...
Weather squadrons complete merger

Airman 1st Class Lindsay Jewell watches the weather over Japan on the operations floor Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii. Airman Lindsay is a weather forecast apprentice with the 17th Operational Weather Squadron, which provides Pacific Air Forces with tailored operational forecasts. (U.S. Air Force photo/Tech. Sgt. Shane A. Cuomo)
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Posted: 4/21/2006

Weather flight learning to read the clouds in KyrgyzstanWeather flight  ...
Weather flight learning to read the clouds in Kyrgyzstan

An unseasonal thunderstorm clears just as the sun sets over the flightline at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, where KC-135 Stratotanker aircrews waited out the worst of the lightning before taking off. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Lara Gale)
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Posted: 4/10/2006

Weather flight learning to read the clouds in KyrgyzstanWeather flight  ...
Weather flight learning to read the clouds in Kyrgyzstan

Staff Sgt. Robert Cook watches a storm move south at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan. The weather flight transmits updates every 15 minutes during weather events such as a thunderstorm, based on satellite images and their physical observation of the skies overhead. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Lara Gale)
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Posted: 4/10/2006

Westover gets Winter EncoreWestover gets  ...
Westover gets Winter Encore

WINTER ONCE MORE -- Cold air from the North and a low pressure system from the Midwest, landed a flurry of snow and winter weather on the flightline of Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., April 5. The morning snow fall lasted until noon accumulating almost two inches in Western Massachussetts. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. W.C. Pope)
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Posted: 4/5/2006

RAWS fully functional at MinotRAWS fully  ...
RAWS fully functional at Minot

MINOT AIR FORCE BASE, N.D. -- Senior Airman Matthew Rohler, 5th Communication Squadron, checks for a dial tone between the Remote Automated Weather Station and the 5th Operations Support Squadrons Weather Flight at Alpha 01. The RAWS is a new state-of-the-art weather system that detects real time visibility, temperature, humidity and many other weather factors.
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Posted: 3/8/2006

Weather squadron keeps eyes on the skyWeather  ...
Weather squadron keeps eyes on the sky

Airman Eric Reichwaldt observes weather data to help predict situations that might affect the Air Force mission. Computers show information about weather patterns for a more accurate weather forecast. He is a regional forecaster apprentice with the 26th Operational Weather Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Stephen Otero)
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Posted: 3/6/2006

Women weather down stereotypesWomen weather  ...
Women weather down stereotypes

First Lt. Alexia Forbes and Senior Airman Jackie Miller train with fellow combat weatherman at the 18th Air Support Operations Group at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo/Dave Davenport)
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Posted: 3/3/2006

Operational Readiness ExerciseOperational  ...
Operational Readiness Exercise

Staff Sgt. Ralph Nehring and Capt. Steve Maile, 16th Operations Support Squadron, set up the Davis Tactical Weather Obeserving Station at an exercise Wednesday. The exercise is in preparation for the upcoming Operational Readiness Inspection.
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Posted: 3/3/2006

In any weatherIn any weather
In any weather

A KC-135 Stratotanker sits on the flightline at Manas Air Base, Kyrgyzstan, Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006. Ground crews will have to de-ice the tanker before it can take off on a refueling mission. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Paul Clifford)
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Posted: 2/27/2006

Washington weathermanWashington  ...
Washington weatherman

FAIRCHILD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Retired Master Sgt. Dave Law, broadcast weatherman, KHQ6, Spokane, Wash., uses leading edge technologies to bring weather forecasts into the homes of Americans Jan. 6. During his 23 years of service he forecasted the weather for pilots. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Nathan Gallahan)
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Posted: 1/13/2006

Front line forecastFront line  ...
Front line forecast

HURLBURT FIELD, Fla. (AFPN) -- Staff Sgt. Jody Ball releases a weather balloon during a special operations' weather team exercise near the base. Sergeant Ball is a weatherman with the 10th Combat Weather Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Chief Master Sgt. Gary Emery)
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Posted: 12/9/2005

Special operations weatherSpecial  ...
Special operations weather

Staff Sgt. Jody Ball, 10th Combat Weather Squadron, inflates a weather balloon during an exercise held near Hurlburt Field, Fla. The balloon is used to determine wind direction and velocity.
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Posted: 11/10/2005

Special operations weatherSpecial  ...
Special operations weather

Staff Sgt. Jody Ball, 10th Combat Weather Squadron, scans the surrounding area for threats while Tech Sgt. Rick Rohde, 10th CWS, collects weather data during a training exercise held near Hurlburt Field, Fla.
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Posted: 11/10/2005

Weather warriorsWeather warriors
Weather warriors

Capt. Don Garrett, 10th Combat Weather Squadron, leads a special operations weather team during training near Hurlburt Field, Fla. Special operations meteorologists provide weather information to operators from thoughout the U.S. Special Operations Command.
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Posted: 11/10/2005

Wilma's progressWilma's progress
Wilma's progress

OFFUTT AIR FORCE BASE, Neb. -- This satellite photo, provided by the Air Force Weather Agency here, shows the status of Hurricane Wilma as of 8:25 a.m. EST, today. The image captures the Category 2 storm off the coast of Florida. The center of the storm's eye about 75 miles northeast from Miami. A Defense Meteorological Satellite Program satellite took the image, and is actually a composite of two satellite images. (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Posted: 10/24/2005

Weather updateWeather update
Weather update

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Tech. Sgt. Damion Madison sets up a tactical meteorological observation system during training at the flightline here. The system is a collection of weather sensors connected to a computer and Iridium data modem that measure cloud base, surface pressure, temperatures, dew points, wind speed and density altitude. It provides near-real-time mission-critical weather date to war planners and decision makers. The sergeant is a member of the 374th Operations Support Squadron combat weather team here. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
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Posted: 10/24/2005

Weather updateWeather update
Weather update

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Staff Sgt. Daniel Hayes set up a tactical meteorological observation system during training at the flightline here. The system is a collection of weather sensors connected to a computer and Iridium data modem that measure cloud base, surface pressure, temperatures, dew points, wind speed and density altitude. It provides near-real-time mission-critical weather date to war planners and decision makers. The sergeant is a member of the 374th Operations Support Squadron combat weather team here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
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Posted: 10/24/2005

Weather updateWeather update
Weather update

YOKOTA AIR BASE, Japan -- Tech. Sgt. Damion Madison (right) and Staff Sgt. Daniel Hayes inspect a tactical meteorological observation system during training at the flightline here. The system is a collection of weather sensors connected to a computer and Iridium data modem that measure cloud base, surface pressure, temperatures, dew points, wind speed and density altitude. It provides near-real-time mission-critical weather date to war planners and decision makers. Both Airmen are members of the 374th Operations Support Squadron combat weather team here. (U.S. Air Force photo by: Master Sgt. Val Gempis)
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Posted: 10/24/2005

Crazy take offCrazy take off
Crazy take off

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam -- A Weatherscout weather unmanned aerial vehicle takes off on a test flight Oct. 18. Pilots launch the 30-pound aircraft from cars at 40 mph. (U.S. Air Force photo by Michael S. Dorus)
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Posted: 10/21/2005

Rescue squad brings experience to Cooperative KeyRescue squad  ...
Rescue squad brings experience to Cooperative Key

PLOVDIV, Bulgaria -- Senior Airman Kristopher Abel uses a wind indicator to gauge the weather for a landing site for two other pararescuemen. He is one of about 50 56th Rescue Squadron Airmen from Naval Air Station Keflavik, Iceland, who are here for exercise Cooperative Key 05. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Chance Babin)
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Posted: 9/1/2005

The LadyThe Lady
The Lady

EIELSON AIR FORCE BASE, Alaska -- The "Lady of the Lake" is what remains of a WB-29 Superfortress weather reconnaissance aircraft that rests in a water-filled gravel pit here. The aircraft was taken to the pond it currently rests in and was used for open-water extraction training until it became too dangerous. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Joshua Strang)
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Posted: 8/2/2005

Eglin spared as Hurricane Dennis flexesEglin spared as  ...
Eglin spared as Hurricane Dennis flexes

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. -- Airmen from the 46th Weather Squadron's monitored Hurricane Dennis from the time it was named a hurricane in the Caribbean. The hurricane passed over the base July 10 but caused no major damages. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Mike Meares)
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Posted: 7/11/2005

Weather forecasters provide support in KosovoWeather  ...
Weather forecasters provide support in Kosovo

PRISTINA, Serbia and Montenegro -- Staff Sgt. Patricia Ballou reads weather data from tactical weather equipment that aids in remote weather forecasting observations here. Sergeant Ballou is a weather forecaster deployed to Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo supporting Operation Joint Guardian. She is deployed from the California Air National Guard's 195th Weather Flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Carla Williams)
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Posted: 6/20/2005

Weather inspectorsWeather  ...
Weather inspectors

KARSHI-KHANABAD AIR BASE, Uzbekistan -- First Lt. John Hurley conducts site inspections of the remote weather instrumentation near the flight line here. Lieutenant Hurley is the officer in charge of the combat weather team operations. He is assigned with the 416th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron weather flight and deployed from Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Shad Eidson)
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Posted: 6/17/2005

Deployed weather observers report more than the obviousDeployed  ...
Deployed weather observers report more than the obvious

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Senior Airman Michael Ragsdale demonstrates a portable backup method of obtaining weather readings. Since weather is vital in flying operations, the weather observers let people know that it is more than just hot, humid and dusty. Airman Ragsdale is a weather observer with the 380th Expeditionary Operations Support Squadron at a forward-deployed location and is from MacDill Air Force Base, Fla. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Elijah Roberts)
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Posted: 6/8/2005

Combat weather team forecasts mission successCombat weather  ...
Combat weather team forecasts mission success

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Senior Airman Laci Wood collects weather data from a weather observation system while Tech. Sgt. Carlton Hatfield readjusts the system's transmitter. It is one of several methods the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing's combat weather team here uses to gather detailed weather updates hourly for pilots and Combined Joint Task Force 76 operations planners. Airman Wood is deployed from Eglin Air Force Base, Fla., and Sergeant Hatfield is from Shaw AFB, S.C. (U.S. photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Lindsey)
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Posted: 1/7/2005

Combat weather team forecasts mission successCombat weather  ...
Combat weather team forecasts mission success

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Staff Sgt. Jim Moullet provides a weather update used for flight planning. Besides hourly forecasts, the 455th Air Expeditionary Wing's combat weather team reports local weather data to the Air Force Weather Agency. Sergeant Moullet is deployed from Ft. Polk, La. (U.S. photo by Staff Sgt. Jennifer Lindsey)
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Posted: 1/7/2005

Hanging onHanging on
Hanging on

AVON PARK, Fla. -- Tech. Sgt. Charles Rushing pulls himself along a rope during the Dragon Challenge 04 obstacle course event here Dec. 5. Dragon Challenge is an annual competition which tests the physical, mental, and emotional strength, and endurance of tactical air control party Airmen. Sergeant Rushing is assigned to the 18th Weather Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Quinton T. Burris)
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Posted: 12/10/2004

Don't give up now Don't give up  ...
Don't give up now

AVON PARK, Fla. -- Staff Sgt. Charles Rushing pulls himself across a rope obstacle during Dragon Challenge 04 here Dec. 5. Dragon Challenge is an annual competition where airmen compete for top honor in physical strength, endurance, mental and emotional challenges. Sergeant Rushing is assigned to the 18th Weather Squadron at Pope Air Force Base, N.C. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Lapedra P. Tolson)
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Posted: 12/10/2004

How cold is it?How cold is it?
How cold is it?

MCCHORD AIR FORCE BASE, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. Duane Robinson takes an outside weather observation using a weather sensor that judges temperature, wind speed, and moisture here recently. Sergeant Robinson is a weather forecaster assigned to the 62nd Operation Support Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Kevin J. Tosh Jr.)
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Posted: 11/16/2004

Despite predictable weather, specialists still keep busyDespite  ...
Despite predictable weather, specialists still keep busy

SOUTHWEST ASIA -- Senior Airman Jasson Sjoberg pours water into the tactical meteorological observation system as part of a function check to make sure the device, which measures precipitation, is still operational. The last date a measurable amount of precipitation fell at his forward-deployed location was April 13 when the weather flight recorded 0.03 inches of rain. (Courtesy photo)
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Posted: 9/29/2004

Hurricane CharleyHurricane  ...
Hurricane Charley

OVER FLORIDA -- This view of the outer wall of the eye of Hurricane Charley was taken from a C-130H aircraft Aug. 13 at 3 p.m. With the information the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron collected, the hurricane was upgraded to a Category 4 storm Aug. 13. (U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Tracy L. DeMarco)
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Posted: 8/16/2004

Rocket scienceRocket science
Rocket science

VANDENBERG AIR FORCE BASE, Calif. --Capts. Paul Lucyk (left) and Breea Lemm perform simulated duties while preparing for upcoming missile or rocket launches here. Both captains are assigned to the 30th Weather Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew Reed)
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Posted: 7/30/2004

Weather checkWeather check
Weather check

BAGRAM AIR BASE, Afghanistan -- Staff Sgt. Sherdean Brisendine adjusts the Tactical Meteorological Observation System, a portable system to help forecasters take barometric pressure, temperature, and wind direction and speed readings. She is a 455th Expeditionary Operations Group forecaster here. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Andrew Gates)
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Posted: 7/26/2004

Predicting the weatherPredicting the  ...
Predicting the weather

UDORN THANI, Thailand -- Marine Corps Sgt. Ryan Cunningham (left) and Staff Sgt. Michael Rudd will use a satellite receiver to provide a timely and accurate weather picture for crews aboard MC-130s, F/A-18s, KC-135 Stratotankers and C-12s during Cobra Gold 04. They are part of a multinational, multiservice team of weather forecasters here. Cobra Gold is an exercise designed to improve U.S., Thai, Singaporean, Mongolian and Filipino combined readiness and interoperability, enhance security relationships and demonstrate U.S. resolve in the region. Sergeant Cunningham is assigned to the Marine Wing Support Squadron 171 at Iwakuni, Japan. Sergeant Rudd is assigned to the 353rd Operations Support Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan. (U.S. Air Force photo by Master Sgt. Michael Farris)
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Posted: 5/25/2004

    

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