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President Obama walks Aug. 31, 2012, on the tarmac upon his arrival at Biggs Airfield at Fort Bliss, Texas, with Gen. Lloyd Austin (right), vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, to greet members of the military and their families. (Associated Press)
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President Obama walks Aug. 31, 2012, on the tarmac upon his arrival at Biggs Airfield at Fort Bliss, Texas, with Gen. Lloyd Austin (right), vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army, to greet members of the military and their families. (Associated Press)

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