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Senior Airman Justin Rhodes allows an Albanian child to listen to a compact disc player.A U.S. Air Force Red Horse bulldozer rumbles over a mountain of fill dirt alongside the Rinas Airport.Red Horse engineers smooth out gravel as they lay a pipeline to Rinas Airport.Two carpenters use a shipping crate as a work bench in cutting wood for tent floors at Camp Hope.Hundreds of tents stretch out on the plains near Fier, Albania, as the U.S. builds Camp Hope.
Two refugee children watch as relief supplies are unloaded from U.S. Navy MH-53E Sea Dragons.U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Robert A. Riggle plays tic-tac-toe with a group of Albanian boys.A U.S.  Air Force C-17 Globemaster III comes to life on the ramp at Ramstein Air Base.Tech. Sgt. Theresa Penn digs drainage ditches at the U.S. encampment at Tiranë, Albania.Relief supplies for Operation Sustain Hope are unloaded from a C-17 at Tiranë, Albania.
U.S. Air Force personnel unload relief supplies in support of Operation Sustain Hope.

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