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Military Reporting on Governor’s Middle East Visit

The Defense Video and Imagery Distribution Systemhas videos and a news release on Gov. Bill Haslam visiting troops in the Middle East. (for a list, type his name in the search box on the website.)
Here’s a video of the governor thanking Third Army troops for hosting him:

A news release is reproduced below.

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Haslam Visits Soldiers in Iraq, Kuwait

Gov. Bill Haslam said Tuesday he is visiting soldiers in a “hot as blazes” Iraq and Kuwait as part of an “incredibly eye-opening experience” arranged by the U.S. Department of Defense.
The governor, speaking in a telephone news conference with Tennessee reporters, said the temperature was 130 degrees and compared it to “living all day with your hair dryer on high and turning it on your face.”
It all has left him “very, very impressed” with the soldiers and the job they are doing as they prepare for withdrawal of American troops by Dec. 31, as things stand now, he said.
“The working conditions are incredibly hard the work they doing is still difficult and dangerous,” Haslam said.

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